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Thread #123325   Message #2716430
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Sep-09 - 05:50 PM
Thread Name: Muhammed Ali in Ireland
Subject: RE: Muhammed Ali in Ireland
It seems to have been a very pleasing visit to Ennis, and it's good to know that Ali's "white" ancestry doesn't come from slave-owner rape, as he once speculated, but at least for the most part from his Irish great-grandfather who married a former slave, with a family back in Ireland that so obviously welcomed their newly returned cousin.

And I think that's a charming song I linked to, "The Ballad of Muhammed Ali" - with a slide show to match. Including a photo of Barack Obama giving the thumbs up, to go with the line "You shone like a beacon to guide the ship home."