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, and with the help of his boxing coach, the young man pursues and achieves his dream of Olympic Gold, but when faced with the realities of Jim Crow America, grows disenchanted with the world around him, struggling to find his place in it. Vowing to never be treated as a second class citizen again, Cassius decides he must also use his gifts to work for the good of his community. In this corner, ignorance, bigotry, poverty and injustice. And in this corner . . . Cassius Clay!
While And In This Corner: Cassius Clay explores the early life of Ali, the lessons of empowerment and understanding are extremely relevant to kids and families of today.
Note: This show uses historically accurate language that was not avoided because we believe that it accurately shows the reality of segregated America. For more information click here.