Muhammad Ali Has Long Had Book and Film Appeal

Johnny Smith

Posted October 25, 2021

External Article: The New York Times

Johnny Smith, the Julius C. "Bud" Shaw Professor of Sports History and an associate professor in the School of History and Sociology, was quoted in the article, "Muhammad Ali Has Long Had Book and Film Appeal," published Oct. 25, 2021, in The New York Times.

The article discusses the Netflix documentary Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, which is based in part on Smith's 2016 book of the same name with co-author Randy Roberts.

An excerpt:

“Ever since America discovered Muhammad Ali, we’ve been trying to figure out who he really is,” said Johnny Smith, a history professor at Georgia Tech, and co-author of the book “Blood Brothers,” which spawned the Netflix film.