A true icon, Ali has influenced and inspired millions with his dazzling athletic ability, his undeniable charisma, and his incredible life story . . . Tonya Bolden’s powerful words, reminiscent of Ali’s own well-known vocal stylings, are paired with R. Gregory Christie’s breathtaking paintings . . .
This moving homage to the Black Church is a celebration that spans centuries of oppression, endurance, hope, and jubilee. From the days when enslaved men, women, and children worshiped secretly in fields at night to the grand and prosperous city churches of today, the Black Church has been there to help its community, inspire its congregants, and teach us what is possible when people join together . . .