Muhammad Ali Recites A Poem
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."
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on October 16, 2011.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 5/19/71
- Recording medium: 16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 1:31
- Type of material: archival newsfilm