Black Boys Reenact Powerful Muhammad Ali Speech in Tribute Video

In remembrance of Muhammad Ali, the Because of Them, We Can campaign – a platform aimed at empowering and exciting young people of color about their history and their future through examples of individuals, past and current, who “have and/or continue to blaze new trails and pave the way for the future” – released a tribute of boys channeling their inner Muhammad Ali.

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“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion; not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.” – Muhammad Ali

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