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Philadelphia street renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, being a legend and a universal figure loved by everyone, is still being showered with honors three years after his death

Philadelphia has just renamed Philly’s 52nd Street after the late boxer, according to The Philadelphia Tribune.

“I just think he was more than a sports icon,” said Faruq Abdul Ghaffar, executive director of 400 Years Coalition, which is planning programs in the Philadelphia area to recognize the arrival and influence of Africans in America since 1619.

“He was universal to the people. He was loved by everyone. He represented his people in a way that was a positive thing around the world,” Abdul Ghaffar said.

“He represented Philadelphia. He lived here. He was a part of the culture. He represented that well. He had the camp up at Deer Lake [Pennsylvania]. So he was in Philadelphia a number of times. He would come down and be on 52nd Street. He used to ride down and talk to the people.”

Muhammad Ali was a legend as a boxer, philanthropist and social activist.

The City of Philadelphia and the 400 Years Coalition will posthumously recognize the late heavyweight boxing champion Saturday with a ceremony to rename 52nd Street as Muhammad Ali Way.

Source: News Agencies

 

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