Fetch Clay, Make Man Closes

  • Hattiloo Theatre 37 Cooper Street Memphis, TN, 38104 United States

Muhammad Ali forms a bond with Stepin Fetchit – the first Black Hollywood actor to become a millionaire, albeit, by embodying a demeaning stereotype. Ali wants to learn Black fighter Jack Johnson’s legendary “anchor punch” that he believes Fetchit, who was friends with Johnson, knows. Inspired by their actual friendship, the play explores how each dealt with the pressure of being a Black public figure trying to shape his identity in the face of outside forces.

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