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Muhammad Ali to Receive Liberty Medal

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Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali is the 2012 recipient of the Liberty Medal. Ali will be recognized today in Philadelphia by the National Constitution Center for his humanitarian, civil rights and religious freedom work, reports the Associated Press.

The organization's chairman, former President Bill Clinton said in a statement, "Ali embodies the spirit of the Liberty Medal by embracing the ideals of the Constitution — freedom, self-governance, equality and empowerment — and helping to spread them across the globe."

In addition to picking up a medal, the champion will receive a $100,000 cash prize.

Ali's daughter, Laila Ali who announced she has joined the Mom Clean Air Force with Olympic gold medalists Claressa Shields and Susan Francia, will bestow the medal to the legend. His wife, Lonnie, will speak on his behalf.

The Liberty Medal isn't the only major recognition Ali has received in recent memory. In 2005 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Congratulations to the legendary Muhammad Ali on this latest accomplishment.

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