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Mid 1960’s Muhammad Ali Handwritten Letter About Malcolm X (Ali Signed Affadavit To Khalilah Ali)

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When Ali converted to Islam in the mid 1960s there was controversy and hatred that followed. It was difficult for even the press to publish his name as “Muhammad Ali”.  Within Ali’s internal human struggles of racism, personal faith and life his deep thoughts were revealed in journaling.  These handwritten words on paper are in an honest stream-of-consciousness style. They were never intended to be exposed to public viewing. The bold, ink pages written on a yellow legal notepad describe his reflection on his teachings regarding the Islamic faith.
Within his conversion to Islam, he believed in the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, the prophet leader of the black separatist Nation of Islam movement. The leader of the Nation of Islam Malcolm X however was against Elijah Muhammad’s preach of practice. For example, Elijah saw white Americans as blue-eyed devils. It was only natural that Ali had a similar viewpoint at that time.
So in turn, Malcolm X condemned those contrary religious practices. These important writings of Ali showcase his preconceived notion or influence of Elijah. It was only after Malcolm X was assassinated that Ali had a change of thought.

For example in this section titled, “New Subject Mal X”, Ali writes about Malcolm X’s leadership and questions why is he afraid of the white man:

“Today we are following a black man who is a Religious Man and he is a richaus Man, and to be true about it, For the so called Negro to be free today – He must follow a leader who is not afraid of the White Man. How can someone Lead you and me if he is afraid of the White Man. Were is he going to lead us and what is he going to Lead us against. Anything that the Negro is crying out against is all around the White Man, and as long as we have this kind of leadership we will lie in bod shape for a long time.”

Furthermore he writes:

“We are not strangers we are Brother + Sister to Each other, we are one Big happy family, and were one Big happy Family, onely because THEM has made it so. Before he started teaching us we thought we were strangers to each other, and we thought the White Man was our Brother, We were enemies to each other, But we thought the White Man was our friend this show you that all had to be out of our minds, anytime you take some one who has proven to you that he doesn’t like you and he hates you, But yet you want him to be your Friend, and here we are we look alike and we can’t be friends, this shows that we have been brain wased, Instead of Negroes want ing to get with the White Man, you should want to get with God, But you and I don forget God, all you can see now is the White Man. You don’t want to be like God, you want to be like the White Man, you don’t want to be with God, you want to be with the White Man. You don’t to please God, you want to please the White Man. Lets love him even if he hates us, ant that what they preach to you lest love him even if he hates, well they are out of thir mind and they’ve fot you out of your mind.”

It’s a rare pleasure to witness those thoughts in this collection as he wrote down raw perceptions of his surroundings and lifestyle. Overall, truly extraordinary personal documents. These are the third lot which consist of seven pages in the grouping.

These documents were obtained from Khalilah Camacho Ali, who is the former wife of boxer Muhammad Ali,  At age 17, she married Ali 1967. After ten years, she divorced him. She had four children with Ali.  These writings were obtained from Khalilah Ali and include a copy of the Power of Attorney from Muhammad Ali.  We have not edited any of the improper spelling or grammatical errors.

Authentication: JSA Full Letter.

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Dimensions 12 × 1 × 8 in
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    This is one of the best letters I have ever seen available in the industry.. Most incredible content.

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    This is one of the best letters I have ever seen available in the industry.. Most incredible content.

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