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Richard Kiel pens Cassius Clay book

CLOVIS, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Richard Kiel, best-known for his role as the James Bond villain Jaws, has co-authored a book about American abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay.

Fifty percent of the royalties from "The True Story of Cassius Clay: Kentucky Lion," which Kiel co-wrote with Pamela Wallace, will go to a scholarship fund that allows qualified, but financially disadvantaged, students, black or white, to attend Berea College, the university Clay helped establish.

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"Reading 'Kentucky Lion' will cause people to think differently about the South, its people, and how slavery affected everyone," Kiel said in a statement. "Cassius Clay is a forgotten hero, and I am pleased to tell his story in a way that will capture readers' attention and imaginations."

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