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Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles – Clarice and Kwami’s September Vlog

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In this month’s vlog, hear about the new chapters Clarice and Kwami are entering individually and with the Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement. Then, starting at 12:40, explore the six core principles that inspired their favorite humanitarian — Muhammad Ali — and get their take on the upcoming Ken Burns’ documentary series, #MuhammadAliPBS. Join us for a preview screening Thursday, Sept. 16, before tuning in to see the full documentary for yourself Sept. 19-22 starting at 7 each night with an encore broadcast immediately following each premiere.


“Conversations on Muhammad Ali”


Explore the interwoven nature of celebrity, identity, athletics, race and religion in Muhammad Ali’s life and his impact on sports, society and culture today as you count down to the #MuhammadAliPBS premiere with the special “Conversations on Muhammad Ali” series! Each of the four hour-long conversations feature a sit-down with Ken Burns, special guests – including Rasheda Ali Walsh; Howard Bryant;

five-time Olympic medalist Janet Evans; USC Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Todd Boyd, PhD; Olympic medalist and change agent Ibtihaj Muhammad; USC King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture Sherman Jackson; two-time Super Bowl Champion and Co-Founder of Listen Up Media Malcolm Jenkins; and two-time Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist, World Boxing Champion and PFL fighter Claressa Shields – and our collaborators at ESPN’s “The Undefeated.”


Featured events include:

·      “Ali the Man.”

·      “Ali on the World’s Stage.”

·      “Ali, Race and Religion.”

·      “Ali, Activism and the Modern Athlete.”


Watch the recordings of all of the conversations on your schedule at


See a Preview


Join us and our partners at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for the Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association's virtual preview screening of Ken Burns' #MuhammadAliPBS Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.


During the screening, you will be able to ask questions and chat with presenters and fellow audience members. Share your reaction to the film and share your memories of Muhammad Ali.


RSVP now to reserve your (virtual) space at


Watch Ken Burns’ “Muhammad Ali”


“Muhammad Ali” follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans with his combination of speed, agility and power in the ring, and his charm, wit and outspokenness outside of it. At the height of his fame, Ali challenged Americans’ racial prejudices, religious biases, and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society, and inspired people all over the world with his message of pride and self-affirmation.


Watch “Muhammad Ali” – a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon – with chapters premiering Sunday, Sept. 19 through Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 each night, on Arkansas PBS, or the PBS streaming app. An encore broadcast of each episode will air immediately following the premiere broadcast.






#MuhammadAliPBS – Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association Preview Screening


Join us and our partners Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for a virtual preview screening. RSVP to receive a viewing link here:




Sept. 19-22, 2021


“Muhammad Ali”


Watch the premiere of each portion of the four-part film at 7 each night. An encore broadcast will begin immediately after each premiere closes. 


Clarice and Kwami are the co-directors of the Washitaw Foothills Youth Media Arts & Literacy Collective and co-convenors of the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement.  They have agreed to join the Arkansas PBS family as monthly vloggers that share their informed opinions on current events and PBS programs. Arkansas PBS shares select community content and events from partners across the state. While this content meets our editorial guidelines, views and opinions belong solely to the community partner providing the content.


To learn more about the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement backstory, check out the October 2020 issue of Little Rock Soiree Magazine and the Healing Together episode of the Southern Inspirations podcast.  To learn more about Rosanne Cash's APJMM connection, read the "Taking A Stand" article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  Also, check out the APJMM YouTube Channel.


“Muhammad Ali” events and broadcasts were made possible in part with grant funds from WETA.

Corporate funding for “Muhammad Ali” was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by The Better Angels Society and by its members Alan and Marcia Docter; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones; The Fullerton Family Charitable Fund; Gilchrist and Amy Berg; The Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation, The Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation and The Augusta Brown Holland Philanthropic Foundation; Perry and Donna Golkin; John and Leslie McQuown; John and Catherine Debs; Fred and Donna Seigel; Susan and John Wieland; Stuart and Joanna Brown; Diane and Hal Brierley; Fiddlehead Fund; Rocco and Debby Landesman; McCloskey Family Charitable Trust; Mauree Jane and Mark Perry; and Donna and Richard Strong. And by viewers like you.

About the authors: Clarice & Kwami Abdul-Bey, Co-Conveners of the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement and 2021 Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice - Arkansas Peace Activists of the Year recipients have partnered with Arkansas PBS. The Abdul-Beys will regularly lend their voices to the Arkansas PBS Engage Blog as they continue their work in promoting peace and justice in Arkansas.