ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… – Review by MaryAnn Johanson
“There is no more room for anyone to be standing on the fence anymore. Our people are literally dying in the streets everyday. Black people are dying every day.”
2021? Nope. 1964. It’s Nation of Islam activist Malcolm X in One Night in Miami…, an electrifying philosophical fantasia that imagines that the towering figures of X, boxer Cassius Clay (just before he changed his name to Muhammad Ali), NFL star Jim Brown, and singer and songwriter Sam Cooke all got together for an evening of arguing over the best way to navigate racist America as Black men.
Does that sound grim? Well, it isn’t. Continue reading…