From his Black Baptist roots to his braggadocious banter, Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam and became Muhammad Ali. He was more than a silver-tongued boxer; he was a champion for Black empowerment, and when he resisted the Vietnam draft -- an historic defender of religious freedom. Until the end of his life, Ali fought his own sacred struggle as he negotiated the release of hostages, journeyed with Parkinson’s disease, and worked across religious traditions to advance the dignity of all humanity. Ali shook up the world. And this means as much for us today as it did in the past.
From America Abroad Media, The Muhammad Ali Center, and PRX, “The Universal Title” is a one-hour special on Muhammad Ali’s spiritual journey from Christianity to Islam -- and what really made him ‘The Greatest.’ This program is hosted by Preacher Moss.
Listen Sunday, April 25 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.