Johnny Smith Book Talk: "Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammed Ali and Malcolm X"

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday March 8, 2016
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Atlanta History Center
  • Phone: (404) 814-4000
  • URL: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    $5.00 with discount code 34
  • Extras:
Contact

Rebecca Keane
404-894-1720

Summaries

Summary Sentence: History professor Johnny Smith will discuss his new book as part of the Elson Lecture Series at the Atlanta History Center

Full Summary: As part of the Elson Lecture series at the Atlanta History Center, Johnny Smith will discuss the research and narrative of his recent book "Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammed Ali and Malcolm X." 

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As part of the Elson Lecture series at the Atlanta History Centery, Johnny Smith will discuss the research and narrative of his recent book, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammed Ali and Malcolm X, written with Randy Roberts.

Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm X’s personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay as well as postwar New York and civil rights-era Miami. In this detailed account, they reveal how Malcolm molded Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, helping him become an international symbol of black pride and black independence. Yet when Malcolm was barred from the Nation for criticizing the philandering of its leader, Elijah Muhammad, Ali turned his back on Malcolm — a choice that contributed to the latter’s assassination in February 1965.

Johnny Smith is a Georgia Tech assistant professor of American History and author of The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty that Changed College Basketball.

Attendees may use the discount code 34 to purchase tickets for $5

The Elson Lectures are made possible with generous funding from Ambassador and Mrs. Edward Elson.

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Groups

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
history, Johnny Smith, malcolm x, muhammad ali
Status
  • Created By: Rebecca Keane
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 15, 2016 - 7:41am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:16pm