Jim Brown was a Hall of Fame running back for the Cleveland Browns but not many know that he was part of a historic meeting with some of the world’s most iconic civil-rights activists. The same year the Super Bowl was held in Miami, Brown reflected on the night he met with Muhammad Alo and Malcolm X in ‘Miami 64’.
The same night that Brown, Ali, and Malcolm X all got together, Ali had just fought in a boxing match against Sonny Liston. After defeating Liston, Ali chose to meet up with Brown, Malcolm X, and Sam Cook at a hotel in Miami called the Hampton House.
As the former Browns star alluded to, America wasn’t very accepting of African-Americans or minorities at the time. Therefore, the four influential men chose to speak about ways to shape the world into a better place.
Despite being at the peak of their careers, all of them sacrificed part of their livelihood to get something done. Now, the meeting between the four successful pioneers will never be forgotten.
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