• Short Summary

    THE LEADER OF THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT, ELIJAH MUHAMMED, TOLD 5,000 OF HIS FOLLOWERS IN CHICAGO ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THAT CASSIUS CLAY, BOXING'S NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, HAD JOINED THEIR MOVEMENT.

  • Description

    THE LEADER OF THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT, ELIJAH MUHAMMED, TOLD 5,000 OF HIS FOLLOWERS IN CHICAGO ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THAT CASSIUS CLAY, BOXING'S NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, HAD JOINED THEIR MOVEMENT. MUHAMMED WAS SPEAKING AT THEIR ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE COLOSSEUM. HIS REMARK: "I AM SO GLAD THAT CASSIUS CLAY WAS BRAVE ENOUGH TO SAY HE WAS A MUSLIM."
    MUHAMMED TOLD HIS AUDIENCE THAT IT WAS BECAUSE CLAY ACKNOWLEDGED MUHAMMED, OF BIBLICAL FAME, THAT HE "WHIPPED A MUCH TOUGHER MAN AND CAME OUT UNSCARRED". CLAY HAD PREVIOUSLY SPOKEN AT BLACK MUSLIM MEETINGS.

    (ON THURSDAY IN MIAMI, CLAY CONFIRMED THAT HE HAD ADOPTED THE ISLAM RELIGION. HE REGARDED IT AS THE BEST WAY TO BRING ABOUT LASTING PEACE AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD. OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT HE HAD THIS TO SAY: "GOD WAS WITH ME. HE HELPED ME BEAT THAT BIG, UGLY BEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADVC23PHNW211S4T4UU62DV91R
    Media URN:
    VLVADVC23PHNW211S4T4UU62DV91R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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