Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Poem

Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Muhammad Ali died last week. He was 74.

Two remembrances say a lot about Mr. Ali and his life. The first is by New Yorker editor, David Remmick. Ali lived, according to Mr. Remmick, "an outsized life."

The second is the Statement from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the Passing of Muhammad Ali.

By Pete Souza [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
At the end of an interview in Ireland, Ali was asked to recite a poem about the Prisoner's Rights Movement which was escalated into a confrontation at Attica Prison between enforcement officials, the Governor of the State of New York, and the prisoners. This confrontation is often described as a riot which hides way too much.

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