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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Season 15 Episode 16 | 1h 25m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is the story of Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Aired: 06/06/16

Expires: 11/21/21

Rating: TV-PG

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