E36: The First Cassius Clay, Scandalous Politician and Abolitionist

E36: The First Cassius Clay, Scandalous Politician and Abolitionist

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Most everyone knows the name Cassius Clay--it was the birth name of the late, great Muhammad Ali. But he was named after Cassius Marcellus Clay, a 19th century Kentucky politician turned firebrand abolitionist. Born on a wealthy plantation, Clay was inspired by his time at Princeton, where he saw William Lloyd Garrison speak, he would agitate for abolition beginning in the 1830s. But he was a bit of a hellraiser in his personal life, fighting many duels, inciting brawls, and even taking a ... See More

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