twixnmix: Malcolm X looks on as Muhammad Ali …

twixnmix:

Malcolm X looks on as Muhammad Ali signs autographs

outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York City, March 1964.

They had just watched a screening of Ali’s title fight with Sonny Liston. Inspired by Malcolm X, Ali had converted to Islam but he kept his new faith a secret until after he won the heavyweight championship on February 25, 1964.