Sunday, September 2, 2018

Cassius Clay I, II and III

Learned about him in Frankfort...

Muhammad Ali was originally Cassius Clay Jr., with his dad being named for the emancipationist. It's interesting and strange (without more explanation) that Ali wanted to get away from his dad's name (apparently a respectable man) and the name of a prominent abolitionist (even saying that it was a "slave" name).

According to the display in Frankfort, Clay was also troubled by the economics of disadvantaging whites by the govt making blacks relatively inexpensive through slavery. Now if we can just get people to understand that minimum wages make workers relatively more expensive, disadvantaging them.


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