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Why Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Kept their Friendship a Secret

Why Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X Kept their Friendship a Secret

World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali shared a secret friendship with civil rights activist Malcolm X during the 1960s which had far-reaching affects on both of their lives. Historian Randy Roberts writes about it in Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, co-authored by Johnny Smith, which explores the their relationship, and reveals how Malcolm X helped to shape Ali’s identity as a black athlete.

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