Muhammad Ali: The Measure of a Man, No. 2, 1967
Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay) held the title of world heavyweight champion in boxing. In protest against the war in Vietnam, he refused to be drafted into the United States military. In retaliation, the World Boxing Association took away his title and would not permit him to box professionally.
In recent months, with increasing frequency, it has been necessary to use the Editorial pages of FREEDOMWAYS to call attention to attacks upon particular individuals by the Government as well as other agencies of power. This has been necessary because these instances symbolize and mirror the larger pattern of what is happening in America today.
Consequently, our last Editorial (Winter '67) dealt with the unseating of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, More recently, the