The Trials of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure.
Facilitated by Dr. Michael Mohammed Knight
Fall 2019 movie series sponsored by the Religion and Cultural Studies Program and co-hosted by UCF Libraries.
From megalomaniac leaders to mass suicides, the word cult is an overwhelmingly negative one in popular culture. This series digs deeper by considering what draws people to such groups, how charisma is constructed, and how boundaries between religions and cults are delineated. Each movie will be followed by a facilitated discussion by a religion and cultural studies faculty member.