The Big Misconception About Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali’s Friendship, According To The Director Of Netflix’s Blood Brothers

Coming to Netflix September 9, 2021, Marcus A. Clarke’s documentary Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali takes a deep dive into the friendship and falling out of these two iconic public figures. If you think you know their stories and how they intertwine, think again. The director is setting the record straight and clearing up a big misconception about Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali.

Human rights activist Malcolm X and professional boxer and activist Muhammad Ali made headlines due to their career successes, activism, and connections to the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X has often been credited with introducing Muhammad Ali to his faith (and subsequently changing his name to Muhammad Ali from Cassius Clay), but it turns out that is not the case. Here’s what Blood Brothers director Marcus A. Clarke told CinemaBlend:

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