Category: nigerian

Muhammad Ali with Nigeria Ambassador to U.N. Simeon Adebo at the Nigerian mission office in New York City on March 4, 1964.

Adebo thanked Ali for befriending Nigerian boxer Dick Tiger and invited him to visit Nigeria. Adebo also encouraged him to accept the responsibilities that came with being champion, a champion recognized by black people all over the world. “You are not now what you were before the fight,” he said. As the champion of the world, Adebo advised, he possessed cultural power, the kind of power that could unify black people “in the name of world brotherhood.”

It was about this time that Malcolm X and Ali made plans to travel together worldwide.

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Mal Goode, Muhammad Ali,

Rahman Ali, Malcolm X and Nigerian ambassador Simeon Adebo at the United Nations in NYC on March 5, 1964.

Mal Goode was the first Black network news correspondent for ABC television network as a United Nations reporter. Muhammad Ali had recently won the heavyweight title the week prior. Malcolm had arranged for Ali to meet with diplomats from Africa and Asia at the United Nations. Malcolm intended to make

Ali an international political figure.

(Video of

Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

at the United Nations)

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Mal Goode interviewing Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Nigerian ambassador Simeon Adebo at the United Nations in NYC on March 5, 1964.

Mal Goode was the first Black network news correspondent for ABC television network as a United Nations reporter. Muhammad Ali had recently won the heavyweight title; Malcolm had arranged for Ali to meet with diplomats from Africa and Asia at the United Nations. Malcolm intended to make

Ali an international political figure.

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Brotherhood

Mal Goode interviewing Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Nigerian ambassador Simeon Adebo at the United Nations in NYC, 1964.

Sade photographed by Jean-Claude Deutsch at home in London, 1985. 

Sade photographed by Jean-Claude Deutsch at home in London, 1985.