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Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

At a press conference, Muhammad Ali announced his strong consideration for an early retirement, describing how he was tired of boxing and wanted to focus on fighting for racial justice. In America at the time, progress appeared imminent with the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The road to racial justice, however, was far from over.
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Spanish Version | Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974-2016)

S1 E8 Length 1:39:49 Premiere Date 09/22/21

Spanish Version | Round Three: The Rivalry (1970 - 1974)

S1 E7 Length 1:50:20 Premiere Date 09/21/21

Spanish Version | Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970)

S1 E6 Length 1:54:43 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Spanish Version | Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)

S1 E5 Length 2:09:25 Premiere Date 09/19/21

Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974-2016)

S1 E4 Length 1:39:49 Premiere Date 09/22/21

Round Three: The Rivalry (1970 - 1974)

S1 E3 Length 1:50:20 Premiere Date 09/21/21

Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970)

S1 E2 Length 1:54:43 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)

S1 E1 Length 2:09:25 Premiere Date 09/19/21

Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

Clip Length 03:50 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Marries Belinda Boyd in Chicago

Clip Length 02:50 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Outlash Follows Muhammad Ali's Criticism of the Vietnam War

Clip Length 06:15 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Is Found Guilty of Refusing the Draft

Clip Length 02:39 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

Clip Length 03:02 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

Clip Length 02:03 Premiere Date 09/20/21

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

Clip Length 05:34 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Fights Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams

Clip Length 02:12 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Refuses the Vietnam War Draft

Clip Length 06:15 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Critics Agree on Muhammad Ali

Preview Length 00:31 Premiere Date 09/19/21

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Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964) - S1 E1

Premiered On: 09/19/2021

Boxer Cassius Clay rises in the amateur ranks to win gold at the 1960 Olympics. He turns professional, sharpening his boxing skills and honing his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion.

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