Dr. Khalilah Ali and Director Art Jones of Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story
Dr. Khalilah Ali and Director Art Jones of Ali's Comeback: The Untold Story
Today on The Neil Haley Show, Neil Haley will interview Dr. Khalilah Ali and Director Art Jones of Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story.
Featuring an all-star cast including Evander Holyfield, Dr. John (Juan) Carlos, Edwin Moses, Andrew Young, Jim Brown, and Ali’s former wife, Khalilah Ali, the film captures a snapshot of the era including the amplified voices of social, religious and racial justice – Juan Carlos, and Tommie Smith, raising their clenched fists at the 1968 Olympics, a symbol that has become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement – to political voices of the time in Atlanta and the fun of Harlem and Disco inspired fashion and flare.
Synopsis: It is 1970. Muhammad Ali has been exiled from boxing since 1967 for his firm stance against the Vietnam War. Stripped of his title, convicted of draft evasion, facing a $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison, passport is revoked, and he is denied a license in all 50 states. Ali’s illustrious boxing career was ebbing to a quiet close. But in Atlanta, that
all changed. An ambitious Jewish attorney turned promoter, Atlanta’s first Jewish mayor, and Senator Leroy Johnson joined forces to make the impossible possible. Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story is the epic tale about the return of the greatest athlete of the 20th Century from the shadows of the boxing ring, and onto the world stage.