Trials of Muhammad Ali: "Why Are We Called Negroes?"
Clip: Season 15 Episode 16 | 23s
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Trials of Muhammad Ali, "Captain Sam," a minister in the Nation of Islam in Miami, recalls his first meeting with the famed boxer. Ali, inspired by Malcolm X, asked rhetorically, "Why are we called Negroes why's everyone else making progress and yet we lag so far behind?"
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