Kwame Alexander & James Patterson’s Becoming Muhammad Ali

By Rachel Amaru, Co-Founder of Good Trouble For Kids

Listen to Ali.

The video below on top is an interview with Dick Cavett in 1970 where Ali speaks out against the Vietnam War. The dynamic between the two men is really something. The video on the bottom is a track from Ali’s recorded album of spoken poetry. And, believe it or not, in 1967, he collaborated with Marianne Moore, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet, and the so-called “elderly queen mother of American letters,” on this poem.