Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest”—and the fastest, the loudest, the rashest. Join best-selling author Jonathan Eig for a conversation on the most important athlete in American history. In Ali: A Life, Eig uses FBI records, newly discovered interviews, and unprecedented access to Ali’s associates to reveal how the three-time heavyweight champion used his fame, his mouth, and his mind to mark American culture. In a career full of seemingly magical feats, Ali’s greatest may have been his transformation from one of the nation’s most reviled characters to one of its most beloved.
This program is generously underwritten by Sylvia and Larry Margolies.
This program was recorded on Nov 04, 2017 as part of Fallfest/17: Belief. Learn more here: https://chicagohumanities.org/belief