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Ali and X - "Turning my back on Malcolm was one of the mistakes that I regret most in my life. I wish I’d been able to tell Malcolm I was sorry, that he was right about so many things. But he was killed before I got the chance. He was a visionary ahead of us all" - Muhammad Ali

Malcolm X & Mohammed Ali. "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it."( X ) . . . "The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." (Ali)

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” ― Muhammad Ali II Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. II

"Muhammad Ali is the epitome of the concept of the living legend. He has inspired and thrilled generations of fans around the world as an athlete and humanitarian. Throughout his life he has been one of a kind. They truly threw away the mold when he was born. " Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"i done wrestled with an alligator, i done tussled with a whale, only last week i murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. i'm so mean i make medicine sick." • muhammad ali

Muhammad Ali! I didn't realize that he had that many children. Hey Ali...I don't want to question the champ in anything but I think you better grab that stroller because when Mrs. Ali see this she is going to have a fit...LOL...

I love learning little personal nuggets about great historical figures. Malcolm X REALLY loved taking photos. How cool would be it be to see an exhibit of his work? Very.

I'll show you how great I am. (via Where is the Cool?)

NYC. 26th May 1963: Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), in New York (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images) Getty Images