Muhammad Ali Was No Draft Dodger

Ali didn't flee to Canada or enroll in college to obtain a deferment. He stood firmly in the proud tradition of civil disobedience, saying, "Just take me to jail."

Ali 'Shook Up the World,' Obama Says

Ali was a "a man who fought for us. He stood with King and Mandela; stood up when it was hard; spoke out when others wouldn't," president says.