Book Discussion on Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook That Dazed Ali
Jack Cashill talked about his book, Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook that Dazed Ali and Killed King’s Dream, published by Nelson… read more
Jack Cashill talked about his book, Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook that Dazed Ali and Killed King’s Dream, published by Nelson Current. Mr. Cashill described the life of boxer Muhammad Ali and asked why America regards him as a hero. He said that biographies of Ali by Joyce Carol Oates and Toni Morrison contained exaggerations regarding the deprivation he experienced as a child as well as his experiences as a Muslim. He talked about the effects Ali’s relationship with Islam had on the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of equality. Mr. Cashill also compared Ali’s life with those of other championship boxers of his era. He responded to audience members' questions.
This event was held in the Helzberg Auditorium of the Kansas City Public Library’s Central Branch. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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