• Short Summary

    CASSIUS MARCELLUS CLAY, THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, ARRIVED IN ACCRA BY AIR ON SATURDAY AT THE START OF AN AFRICAN TOUR.

  • Description

    CASSIUS MARCELLUS CLAY, THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, ARRIVED IN ACCRA BY AIR ON SATURDAY AT THE START OF AN AFRICAN TOUR.

    CHEERING CROWDS AND A MINISTERIAL DELEGATION MET CLAY AT THE AIRPORT WHEN HE ARRIVED FROM NEW YORK. HE TOLD THEM THAT HE AND HIS PARTY WERE "GLAD TO SEE OUR LONG-LOST BROTHERS AND SISTERS."
    "IT IS 400 YEARS SINCE I HAVE BEEN HOME," SAID CLAY.

    ASKED ABOUT HIS FUTURE CAREER, CLAY TOLD REPORTERS: "I MIGHT JUST RETIRE OR HAVE ONE MORE FIGHT, OR FIGHT TEN MORE YEARS". HE IS EXPECTED TO STAY IN GHANA ABOUT ONE MONTH AND WILL GIVE TWO EXHIBITION CONTESTS.

    SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE CROWD WELCOMING CLAY CARRIED BANNERS READING "WELCOME MUHAMMAD ALI." THIS WAS A REFERENCE TO THE NAME GIVEN TO CLAY BY THE BLACK MUSLIMS WHEN HE ANNOUNCED HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE MOVEMENT SHORTLY AFTER WINNING THE WORLD TITLE. IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR MEMBERS OF THE MOVEMENT TO REJECT THEIR SURNAMES AS REMINDERS OF SLAVERY - WHEN AMERICA'S NEGROES WERE FREED MOST TOOK THEIR MASTER'S NAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZ8KT9FRGTSCVHZMONAFVBJR9
    Media URN:
    VLVAZ8KT9FRGTSCVHZMONAFVBJR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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