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Larson Remembers Muhammad Ali

June 9, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Yesterday evening, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) took the floor of the House of Representatives to reflect on the legacy of Muhammad Ali and his own chance meeting with the Champ in East Hartford, CT.

Rep. Larson speaks on the House Floor
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“The Sixties will probably forever be remembered as a great crucible for the history of this country, when converging at the same time were the Civil Rights movement, an education movement that was spawned by the launching of Sputnik, the anti-war movement, the women’s movement, the ecological movement. All came about at this tumultuous time. And who was one of the leaders—probably the most recognized face in America beyond perhaps John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King? Muhammad Ali. And he brought so much more because of his conviction.”