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Film – Blood Brothers: Malcolm X to Muhammad Ali
February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an online screening of “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali” on February 23, as part of the 2022 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center in partnership with the Frick Environmental Center of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
For three pivotal years, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X forged a brotherhood that would not only change both men, but also change the world. Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, available on Netflix tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship—and the ultimate falling out—of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century. Join us for this exclusive online talk back with film director, Marcus A. Clarke, who offers a fresh perspective through insider interviews and never-before-seen footage to chart this complex friendship, tracing the men’s near-simultaneous and symbiotic rise.
Herb Boyd, noted journalist and author with first-hand knowledge of Malcolm X will serve as the discussant for the film.
Herb Boyd is an award-winning journalist and author who teaches African American history at City College of New York (CUNY). His most recent book is Harlem Renaissance Redux (Third World Press, 2020). In 2017, he published Black Detroit—A People’s History of Self-Determination. Among his other books are The Diary of Malcolm X (Third World Press, 2013), co-edited with Malcolm’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and By Any Means Necessary—Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented (Third World Press, 2012), co-edited with Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Dr. Ron Daniels, and Dr. Maulana Karenga.