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Documentary Study Guides: United We Stand, The Ali Summit

United We Stand: The Ali Summit 
Directed by Kirk Fraser

“To understand today, you got to understand what happened yesterday.” 

This short documentary follows the legacy and impact of Muhammad Ali on athlete activism. Walter Beach, Jim Brown, John Wooten, Sid Williams, and Bobby Mitchell share their experiences as athletes in the Jim Crow era and as attendees at the Muhammad Ali Summit, where the legendary boxer protested the Vietnam War. As the Black Lives Matter movement and recent headlines necessitate conversations about race, violence, and power, this is a must watch.