Ali’s funeral is held in Louisville, Kentucky. Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other speakers speak of his fight for civil rights, while a message from President Barack Obama praises his originality. His wife Lonnie:
If Muhammad didn’t like the rules, he rewrote them. His religion, his beliefs, his name were his to fashion, no matter what the cost. Muhammad wants young people of every background to see his life as proof that adversity can make you stronger. It cannot rob you of the power to dream, and to reach your dreams.