Muhammad Ali Recites A Poem

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Please note: the camera was slightly out of focus for part of this report. KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 19th 1971 featuring scenes from a press conference where Muhammad Ali recites a poem to reporters, which touches on boxing, civil rights and life choices. It includes the lines: "Better violent to die / than to Uncle Tom and try / making peace to live a lie."

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
5/19/71
Recording medium
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
1:31
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 105199
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3926

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