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First Five Now: Fiaz Rafiq, Co-Author of ‘My Brother, Muhammad Ali’
April 8 @ 2:00 pm EDTFree
Fiaz Rafiq talks about the new book, “My Brother, Muhammad Ali: The Definitive Biography,” a profile of the heavyweight champion boxer, co-written by Rafiq and Ali’s brother, Rahaman Ali.
“My Brother, Muhammad Ali” offers an insider’s perspective about one of the world’s most-loved sportsmen and features never-before-told stories of Ali as recalled by his brother.
Ali is featured in the new Freedom Forum exhibit, “Fair Play: Athletes Speak, Assemble, Petition for Freedom,” currently on display at Reagan National and Dulles International airports. The exhibit tells the stories of athletes using their fame to shine spotlights on injustice. It includes the story of how Ali sacrificed his career by refusing to be drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War based on his religious beliefs.
Rafiq is a professional sports and entertainment contributing writer for prominent newspapers and author of biographies of Ali, Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This program will premiere April 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern on our YouTube channel.
First Five Now is a Freedom Forum conversation that explores topical issues and features current newsmakers who are using the five freedoms of the First Amendment to guide their work.