Saturday, June 04, 2016

When Muhammad Ali’s Fourth Wife First Met The Greatest

Muhammad Ali talks to children in his Louisville home, including
Yolanda Williams, centre, who became his fourth wife
© 2012 Steve Schapiro/The New York Times

When Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams was six years old she looked out of her front door in Louisville, Kentucky, and saw an energetic young man holding court to a wide-eyed gaggle of neighbourhood boys, including her brother.
“Who’s that big man?” she asked her mother, not knowing that the answer would change her life.
“That’s Cassius Clay,” her mother told her.

More:  The Times

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