Series
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.
Episode Number
130
Episode
Muhammad Ali and the Negro Movement
Producing Organization
WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/514-4j09w09n67
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Description
When Mr. Clay joined the Black Muslims, his draft board reversed its earlier determination (made in order to keep him out of the Armed Forces so that he could continue to box) that he was not sufficiently intelligent to serve. When he was reclassified, he pleaded conscientious objection, was refused, and was about to begin a term in jail. CC: "I have to be real cool and not savage and radical, because it makes me angry when I think about it--when I see the white boys, who really are the number-one citizens, the future rulers, when I see them, by the hundreds, leaving the country, and I see the white preachers breaking into draft-board houses in Wisconsin and Baltimore, tearing the files out of the walls and making a bonfire out of 45,000 draft cards, pouring blood on them, and I see them go to court and the juries say two years, and I get five years for what's legal?"
The television series Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. was a venue for debate and discussion on political, social, and philosophical issues with experts of the day. Firing Line broadcasts from 1966 through March 1971 were produced and syndicated by WOR-TV, a commercial station in New York, but some of them were also broadcast on noncommercial television stations. Starting in April 1971, Firing Line broadcasts were produced by the Southern Educational Communications Association, an arm of South Carolina Educational Television. Hoover Institution Library & Archives' Firing Line collection guide can be found at: https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/firing-line.
Date
1968-12-12
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Subjects
United States; Armed Forces; African Americans; Black power; Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
Rights
Copyright held by Stanford University. This copy is provided for educational and research purposes only. No publication, further reproduction, or reuse of copies, beyond fair use, may be made without the express written permission of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on behalf of Stanford University.
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:50:00
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Credits
Guest: Ali, Muhammad
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 80040.13 (Hoover Institution)
Generation: Proxy
Duration: 0:50:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 130; Muhammad Ali and the Negro Movement,” 1968-12-12, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 21, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-4j09w09n67.
MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 130; Muhammad Ali and the Negro Movement.” 1968-12-12. Hoover Institution Library &amp; Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 21, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-4j09w09n67>.
APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 130; Muhammad Ali and the Negro Movement. Boston, MA: Hoover Institution Library &amp; Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-4j09w09n67