The year is 1970. It has been three and a half years since Muhammad Ali was
stripped of his title. Convicted of draft evasion. Threatened with imprisonment.
Banned In all 50 states, he is unable to work in the field for which he had no equal.
The wide door on his illustrious career seems to be closing. But in Atlanta,
Georgia, an astute white businessman, a visionary black senator, and a progressive
Jewish mayor came together to make it possible for Ali to resume his amazing
Thank you to the late Senator Leroy Johnson for his contribution to Atlanta, the comeback of Ali and his support of our film.
Boxing Heavyweight Champion (5 times)
Wife of Muhammad Ali (1967-77)
Georgia State Senator (1963-75)
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