And In This Corner: Cassius Clay
The Making of Muhammad Ali
Feb. 23 - Mar. 12, 2017
By Idris Goodwin.
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
What kind of fights are you going to fight and what are you going to fight for? Before he was real-life superhero Muhammad Ali, he was Cassius Clay, a black teenager growing up in segregated Louisville, Kentucky. Against all odds, the young boxer pursues and achieves his dream of Olympic Gold, but finds his triumph hollow when faced with the realities of segregated Jim Crow America. Vowing to never be treated as a second-class citizen again, Cassius decides he is going to be the type of person who fights not only for himself, but for others too. In this corner, ignorance, bigotry, poverty and injustice. And in this corner . . . Cassius Clay!