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Muhammad Ali [videorecording] : a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon / producers, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns ; authors, David McMahon, Sarah Burns ; directors, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (film proudcer,, film director.). Burns, Sarah, (film producer,, screenwriter,, film director.). McMahon, David, 1976- (film producer,, screenwriter,, film director.). David, Keith, (narrator.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).


He was one of the best-known men of the 20th Century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. At the height of his fame, he took American life, the racial prejudices, the religious biases, the role of celebrities, the role of sports in society, and refashioned it in his image. His brazen outspokenness and unsurpassed boxing skills made him a heroic symbol of black masculinity to African Americans across the country, yet at times he seemed to take pride in humiliating his black opponents. In an age of sit-ins and freedom rides aimed at ending segregation, his deep ties to the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist organization that preached separation, made him, for a time, among the most feared and reviled men in the country. At the peak of his ability, he bravely sacrificed his career by refusing to go to war in Vietnam, and though he was condemned for it, Muhammad Ali would later be celebrated as a principled pacifist.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713966
  • ISBN: 1531713963
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (Approx. 7.5 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Keith David.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray, wide screen; requires Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
In English or Spanish; subtitles in English or Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016.
African American boxers > Biography.
Boxers (Sports) > United States > Biography.
Political activists > United States > Biography.
African American political activists > Biography.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Sports television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topic Heading: BLU-RAY.
Spanish language materials.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Jackson County Public Library BLU B MUHAMMAD (Text) 39493109386831 Adult Video Available -