Illinois is celebrating the inaugural Muhammad Ali Day

CHICAGO – Illinois celebrates Muhammad Ali Day for the first time.

The Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition opened the memorial service with a roundtable discussion.

Ali’s daughters, Lieutenant Governor Julianna Stratton and other leaders celebrated Ali and Dr. King’s legacy and contribution.

Ali would have turned 80 today.

The great boxing was also considered a champion of civil law.

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After making his home in Chicago, Ali became more involved in the Nation of Islam and the civil rights movement.

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