Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the documentary series Eyes on the Prize 2, which investigates the more recent journey of the civil rights movement and provides a follow-up to the acclaimed Eyes on the Prize series, Eyes on the Prize 2: Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-72) profiles boxer Muhammed Ali. The program holds up Ali as a symbol of the new sense of pride and self-esteem in the 1960s African-American community. Viewers can learn about Ali's prize-fighting history and experience the pivotal moment at which he proclaims to a predominately white America, "I will not play your game. I will not kill on your behalf."
African-American, Civil-Rights, social-change, racism