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Ali, Muhammad (1942-2016) [Service to others...]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.019.01 Author/Creator: Ali, Muhammad (1942-2016) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 4 August 1984 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Ali writes, "Service to others is the rent we pay for a room in HEAVEN." Quotation written "To Bobby," signed with a smiley face. Ali has also signed his portrait printed in the accompanying program (GLC05508.019.02).

People: Ali, Muhammad, 1942-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, Sports and Games, Charity and Philanthropy, African American History

Sub Era: The Age of Reagan