Stuart Cosgrove ‘The Soul of Muhammad Ali’
Edinburgh Book Festival
Monday 17 August, 2020 11:30 – 12:30
The New York Times Main Theatre Online
In Cassius X: Six Months That Shaped The Sixties, Cosgrove charts the journey of a young Kentucky boxer named Cassius Clay. Alongside his rise as a fighter, Clay begins to embrace the ideas of the Black Power movement and the teachings of Malcolm X. Thus, Clay changes his name to Cassius X, before eventually changing it again to his Islamic name: Muhammad Ali.
As well as documenting the meteoric rise of one of the all-time sporting greats, Cosgrove shows how soul music formed a soundtrack to an era of social and political turmoil. Join him as he talks to Scottish author Val McDermid about this landmark moment for American culture, and its parallels with the USA today.
This is a pre-recorded event.
Part of Edinburgh Book Festival’s America: Truth, Lies, Power and Division series of events.
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