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Monday Movie Night: "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 1:10pm

"This Documentary offers an inside look at Muhammad Ali's struggle to overturn a five-year prison sentence after refusing to fight in Vietnam."

 

"When Muhammad Ali refused to enter the Vietnam War draft he was stripped of his championship titles, passport, and boxing licenses. He lost an initial court battle and was facing a 5-year prison term. Muhammad Ali was the first national figure to speak out against the war in Vietnam. During his 3 ½ year layoff, Ali earned a living speaking at colleges. In 1970, with the mood of the country changing, Ali staged his comeback; first against Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, and then Oscar Bonavena at Madison Square Garden. In his next match, billed as “The Fight of the Century”, Ali faced undefeated Champion, Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971.

Ali fought valiantly, but lost. Months later, however, he won one of the biggest fights of his life – the Supreme Court reversed his conviction and upheld his conscientious objector claim. Ali was free of the specter of prison, and once again able to box anywhere in the world."

When:
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-$5 Suggested Donation
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