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We all know the fight. Muhammad Ali v. Sonny Liston. But, maybe you’re not familiar with the shooter. Today, I want to say thank you to the man behind the lens of this iconic photo: Neil Leifer. We salute you. 1 minute 44 seconds in. “Get up and fight, sucka!”

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Who can tell me what’s wrong with this picture? If you guessed, “That’s not Oscar Micheaux”, you would be correct! The image is of the great Paul Robeson (I’ve written about him in the past. Please google him if you don’t know who he is. He was an amazing man, filled with MANY extraordinary talents…