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Revisiting the time Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown spent 'One Night in Miami ... ' | Video

Revisiting the time Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown spent 'One Night in Miami ... ' | Video

On Feb. 25, 1964, a 22-year-old Cassius Clay shocked the world with a victory over Sonny Liston at the Miami Beach Convention Center, not only winning the heavyweight championship of the world, but instantly becoming an international pop-culture star.

So unexpected was the triumph that no post-fight event was planned, and Clay was left to celebrate in decidedly low-key fashion at his Jim Crow-era hotel in Miami with three friends: controversial religious leader Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and NFL star Jim Brown.

There is much to unpack in that evening at the Hampton House in Miami’s Brownsville neighborhood, a historic summit of four men who would become prominent figures in...

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