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Black History Month: A time to unlearn

As a child I learned that we had, mostly, overcome. Clues to a deeper truth hid in plain sight.

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)

In childhood I had only seen Muhammad Ali “rope-a-dope” and “float like a butterfly.” Now I know that to truly remember Ali in his prime means remembering the Ali who directly called out the U.S. government and white Americans in 1967 when he said, “You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality.” (AP Photo/Charles Harrity, 1967)