ELIJAH MUHAMMAD SPEAKS - HD Black separatist and Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad, tells fellow Black Muslims, "I am your flesh and brother. White people are not your brother." (See also, "Ali Attends Nation of Islam Convention.")
ALI EXPLAINS STRATEGY AFTER FIGHT - HD After Muhammad Ali beats Brian London in three rounds, he explains that his plan was to win early because he thought a long fight might tire him out ahead of his next fight, only a month away.
JOE LOUIS & ALI RIB EACH OTHER - HD During a joint appearance on television with heavyweight legend Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali says he's miffed that a reporter referred to Louis as the greatest heavyweight of all. Joe Louis says that he used to fight "the bum of the month" and that Ali (who he calls "Clay") would have qualified as one. It's all in good fun.
JOE LOUIS SWITCHES CORNERS - HD An interviewer asks Joe Louis why he will be in the corner with George Chavulo and not Muhammad Ali when the two fight for the heavyweight title. Louis denies it has anything to do with controversy around Ali opposing the Vietnam War or by implication, revealing his affiliation with the Nation of Islam.
ALI REACTS TO FIGHT CANCELLATION - HD A subdued Muhammad Ali tells a reporter that he's disappointed that the state athletic commission won't allow him to fight in Illinois. He lists other localities where he's not allowed to fight in the wake of controversial comments he made about the war in Vietnam. An aggressive reporter with an axe to grind asks Ali if he regrets his "big mouth."
ILLINOIS COMMISSION WON'T ALLOW FIGHT - HD The Illinois Athletic Commission affirms its decision not to allow a scheduled championed fight between Muhammad Ali and Ernie Terrell. The lone dissenting commissioner expresses his displeasure after the meeting ends.
Date: March 2, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: HD Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
ALI REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE - HD Muhammad Ali refuses to apologize to the Illinois Athletic Commission for remarks that he made earlier that have been called unpatriotic. At stake is whether the board will allow a scheduled championship bout against Ernie Terrell to proceed.
Date: February 25, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:08:00, With Audio
ILLINOIS CANCELS ALI-TERRELL FIGHT - HD Irked by allegedly unpatriotic remarks by Muhammad Ali after he was classified 1A by his draft board, the Illinois Athletic Commission announces its decision not to license a scheduled championship bout between Ali and Ernie Terrell.
Date: February 25, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:21:00, With Audio
FIGHT CANCELLATION IRKS TERRELL - HD After the sudden cancellation of a scheduled championship bout between Muhammad Ali and Ernie Terrell by the Illinois Athletic Commission, Terrell tells a reporter that he's out 10,000 in lost expenses. One of the fight's promoters complains about the arbitrariness of the ruling.
Date: February 25, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:07:00, With Audio
ALI PROCLAIMS HIS GREATNESS - HD Before fighting George Chuvalo, Muhammad Ali gives a boastful interview while lying in bed, reading the Nation of Islam newspaper that proclaims "The Truth" in large type. Ali says that when a fighter of his greatness comes along there aren't any contenders at his level. He suggests that the only way to beat him is to make him fight three opponents on the same night.
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