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Members of the media watch a video of former three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali 18 November 2005 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY before the grand opening of the new facility. Directors declare the USD 75 million center more than a museum, although many exhibits will pay homage to the life and career of the famed fighter, whose refusal to be drafted into fighting in the Vietnam War cost him his title. (Jeff Haynes /AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the media watch a video of former three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali 18 November 2005 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY before the grand opening of the new facility. Directors declare the USD 75 million center more than a museum, although many exhibits will pay homage to the life and career of the famed fighter, whose refusal to be drafted into fighting in the Vietnam War cost him his title. (Jeff Haynes /AFP/Getty Images)
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As we remember the late Muhammad Ali, we look back on his opposition to the Vietnam War. The BBC's Simon Watts tells that story.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on June 6, 2016.

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