A “Lil Positivity”: Muhammad Ali Will Be Awarded The 2012 Liberty Medal For His Humanitarian And Civil Rights Work

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Muhammad Ali Receives 2012 Liberty Medal

Muhammad Ali is the 2012 recipient of the Liberty Medal. Ali will be recognized today in Philadelphia, PA by the National Constitution Center for his humanitarian, civil rights and religious freedom work, reports the Associated Press.

The organization’s chairman, former President Bill Clinton said in a statement, “Ali embodies the spirit of the Liberty Medal by embracing the ideals of the Constitution – freedom, self-governance, equality and empowerment – and helping to spread them across the globe.”

In addition to picking up a medal, the champion will receive $100,000 cash prize.

Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali who announced she has joined the Mom Clean Air Force, along with Olympic gold medalists Claressa Shields and Susan Francia will bestow the medal onto the legend. His wife, Lonnie, will speak on his behalf.

The Liberty Medal isn’t the only major recognition Ali has received in recent memory. In 2005, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Congrats champ! We have all benefitted from people like yourself who weren’t afraid to speak their minds about what’s right and what’s wrong.

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