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Muhammad Ali accepts Liberty Medal in Philadelphia

September 13, 2012 By NCC Staff

Boxing legend and humanitarian Muhammad Ali was awarded the Liberty Medal on Thursday night to a huge ovation in front of Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center.

Cleveland Summit showed other stars who stood with Ali

September 13, 2012 By Michael Simzak

When Muhammad Ali was criticized for refusing induction into the military, other African-American athletes stood with him at a long-forgotten press conference.

How Ali inspired today's athletes to become leaders

September 13, 2012 By NCC Staff

As part of our Liberty Medal celebration, an all-star panel on Thursday looked at how athletics have broken down larger social barriers, with Muhammad Ali as a catalyst for sports stars becoming leaders.

Ali to join elite company with Liberty Medal

September 13, 2012 By NCC Staff

The legendary Muhammad Ali will join an elite list of humanitarians and leaders when he receives the Liberty Medal on Thursday in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center.

Muhammad Ali conquered fears to win first big title

September 13, 2012 By Michael Simzak

Muhammad Ali has to conquer a fear of flying and older opponents to bring back his first big title as a 1960 gold medalist at the Rome Olympics.

Robert Gates pointed a prophet’s finger at all of us

September 26, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

At the National Constitution Center last week, Robert Gates struck a nerve.

Robert Gates: "compromise" has become a dirty word

September 23, 2011 By Stefan Frank

In accepting the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center last night, former Secretary of Defense Gates said we are now in "uncharted territory when it comes to the dysfunction in our political system" and provided three reasons why.

Sec. Robert Gates in his own words

September 22, 2011 By Stefan Frank

In a special program today, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fielded questions about his years of public service and the future of the military.

Liberty Medal: 8 reasons we chose Robert Gates

June 23, 2011 By NCC Staff

From protecting the troops to serving under eight (!) presidents, here are the reasons we chose Gates to receive the 2011 Liberty Medal.

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