Muhammad Ali and Oprah

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Muhammad Ali
June 2001

Oprah: Your brother said that when you came home after winning the Olympic gold in 1960, you were refused service at a restaurant in Louisville.

Muhammad Ali: I walked in and tried to order two hamburgers, and I was told, "We don't serve Negroes." I said, "Good—because I don't eat them either."

Read the full interview from the June 2001 issue.