"Ali's Comeback: The Untold Story"

(Nov. 29, Dec 4 & 5) — The Southern Jewish mayor is a fascinating quirk of American history. A generation after Emanuel “Mutt” Evans became the first Jewish mayor of Durham, N.C., in 1951 (his son Eli immortalized him in “The Provincials,” the classic work of Southern Jewry), Sam Massell won election in Atlanta. It was 1970 and Muhammad Ali, banned from boxing for three years because of his stance on the Vietnam war, was looking for a city that would host his comeback fight against Jerry Quarry. Fifty turned him down. Art Jones’ 2018 documentary tells the story of how a progressive Jewish mayor and other leading Atlantans helped The Champ float like a butterfly again.

7:00pm | Catered VIP Reception
8:30pm | "Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story" (USA) – Q&A

WHEN

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 8:30pm

EVENT LOCATION

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St.
New York, NY 10027

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 864-1760

PRICING INFORMATION

$11-$13

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