Volume 1, Issue 8, 1970
Much will be said about Muhammad Ali in the coming weeks and months; already the floodgates are open. Many will claim him, too, as will we—he was a member of our board from 1974-1989. Rather than say too much, we will let him speak. So, from our archives we present a powerful interview from 1970. It is a classic, reflecting the passion and modes of analysis of its time but engaging topics of vital interest today: racism and gender, the role of Black celebrity, and the politics of pugilism.
We offer it as a gift to all our readers and supporters, just as it was a gift to us from someone who managed to outperform the promise of his own title, “The Greatest.”
Access the entire interview here. Free through August 2016.