Remember this cover?
Muhammad Ali as Saint Sebastian, martyred for refusing to go to Viet Nam. When the magazine arrived in 1968, I couldn’t stop looking at it. The image said everything about the price paid for opposing a ruling power. In June, 1967, two months after being convicted of draft evasion, Ali said:
“My conscience won’t let me shoot my brother or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud, for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger.”