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I so wish I was in that room…

LIFE.com: Ali and X

Cassius Clay laughs with Malcolm X shortly after gaining the heavyweight boxing championship in 1964. He had recently announced his conversion to the Nation of Islam, and assumed the name Cassius X. “It’s a great look into the incredible charisma of both men, which just pops off the photo.” — Jason Fox

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