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Muhammad Ali | A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Muhammad Ali | A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Muhammad Ali, the Ken Burns eight-hour documentary series, is now available to watch on-demand free for a limited time, at video.lpb.org or with the LPB App. This in-depth film brought one of the most indelible figures in 20th century history to life for generations too young to have experienced it with their own eyes. They may not realize just how groundbreaking Ali was, and how his role in American history expands much further than just sports. COMING SOON: Watch for details about an upcoming LPB virtual event on Ali, Athletes & Community.

EVENTS

ARCHIVED: September 9th

September 9th Event | Muhammad Ali | A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Conversations on Ali

"Ali, Race & Religion"

Explore the interwoven nature of race and religion in Muhammad Ali’s own life, and its impact on sports, society and culture today. This event features a live discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, Olympic medalist and change agent Ibtihaj Muhammad, and ESPN/The Undefeated Senior Writer Justin Tinsley.

ARCHIVED: September 14th

September 14th Event | Muhammad Ali | A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Conversations on Ali

"Ali, Activism & The Modern Athlete"

Examine the nature of the modern athlete and celebrity through the lens of Muhammad Ali and today’s biggest stars. What is the responsibility of an athlete today and how do they leverage their unique platform for good? This event features a live discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns, New Orleans Saints player and NFL Players Coalition founder Malcolm Jenkins, ESPN/The Undefeated Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Raina Kelley, and special guests.

ARCHIVED: July 19th

July 19th Event | Muhammad Ali | A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Conversations on Ali

"Ali On The World's Stage"

In this virtual event series, filmmakers and special guests explore Muhammad Ali on the World Stage. The hour-long discussion features filmmaker Ken Burns, five-time Olympic medalist Janet Evans, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, USC Todd Boyd, Ph.D., and senior writer for ESPN/The Undefeated Lonnae O’Neal as they Muhammad Ali’s transcendent position as a global athlete and public figure.

ARCHIVED: June 23rd

June 23rd Event | Muhammad Ali | A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon

Conversations on Ali

"Ali the Man"

In this virtual event series, filmmakers and special guests explore Muhammad Ali: The Man. Conversations on Ali is presented by PBS and The Undefeated, and features Ken Burns, Jesse Washington (moderator), Rasheda Ali Walsh, and Howard Bryant.

FUNDING

Corporate funding for MUHAMMAD ALI was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and by its members Alan and Marcia Docter; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones; The Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Gilchrist and Amy Berg; The Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation, The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation and The Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation; Perry and Donna Golkin; John and Leslie McQuown; John and Catherine Debs; Fred and Donna Seigel; Susan and John Wieland; Stuart and Joanna Brown; Diane and Hal Brierley; Fiddlehead Fund; Rocco and Debby Landesman; McCloskey Family Charitable Trust; Mauree Jane and Mark Perry; and Donna and Richard Strong.

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In the Classroom

Ken Burns  In The Classroom

To explore more, teachers, parents, and students alike can turn to LPB/PBS LearningMedia for the digital resource, Ken Burns in the Classroom. You’ll find several streaming ready-to-learn assets associated with the “Ali” series that are available for viewing, covering a wide range of topics including “Sports in Society” “Personal Identity” and “Health.”

Music from the Film

The official Spotify playlist