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What 1960s Cold War related movements changed societey?

Ali Says NO to Vietnam

On April 28th 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali said NO to Uncle Sam and refused to fight in the Vietnam War, despite being drafted by the army. Ali, who is a devout Muslim, states that it is against his religious beliefs to engage in war and kill anyone, much less innocent people. He goes on to state that his ancestors weren't enslaved by the Vietnamese people. Additionally, according to Ali, the Vietnamese people aren't the ones discriminating against him today in the U.S.A. in the 1960s. Ali is risking, not only his world championship belt, but prison time as well. We've never witnessed an athlete, at the apex of his ability, have the fortitude to risk his fame and fortune due to a moral and spiritual obligation. Will he able to successfully fight this case? Will it be worth it? Only time will tell.

Space Race!

America Beats the Soviets to the Moon

America made history yesterday, July 20th 1969, by landing the first man on the moon successfully beating the Soviets in the Space Race. Neil Armstrong, the astronaut that took the first step on the moon's surface, can be heard uttering the soon to be infamous statement, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" This is truly historic. The only question we now have as citizens is, what planet is next?! Better luck next time Soviets.

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Crim-Times is a newspaper based in Joliet, IL at Joliet Central High School. It started in 2015, but reports on historic news events from the perspective of someone who lived during that time in the past. We create fictional factual primary sources. Does that make sense? Good.