Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali
Clip: Episode 2 | 3m 50s | Video has closed captioning.
After the heavyweight champion grows close with Malcolm X, he announces to reporters that he's renounced the name Clay, citing it as a slave name, and has instead taken on the name Cassius X. Concerned that Cassius would stray from the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad offers him a new name to secure his allegiance: Muhammad Ali.
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