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Meaningful Movies Tacoma Screens "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"


Meaningful Movies Tacoma brings The Trials of Muhammad Ali to Tacoma/Pierce County audiences. Focusing on some of the most noteworthy and provocative aspects of the legendary athlete’s life, the film explores his lifelong journey of spiritual transformation. From his Louisville roots through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Ali's path was that of poet to pariah to global ambassador for peace. Discussion of Ali's boxing and civil rights activities to follow film, led by: Michael Honey, UWT Professor of History. Oscar Morris, executive committee member of the Tacoma NAACP and previous amateur boxer trained in Tacoma. He was a contemporary of Muhammad Ali. Leo Randolph, 1976 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist and winner of the WBA World Super Bantam Weight Championship in 1980. Randolph was part of the Tacoma Boys Club boxing program and member of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Team. Robert Shannon, winner of multiple amateur boxing championships including AAU, Golden Gloves and Junior Olympics Championships. Shannon was selected for the US Olympic Boxing Team in 1980 and 1984; he was also a member of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Team.