The Muhammad Ali Center was privileged to collaborate on a program with the University of Louisville that promoted mutual understanding among cultures. Fifteen Muslim religious scholars, teachers, and preachers from South Asia visited Louisville and other cities as part of a $343,785 U.S. Department of State grant awarded by the
Selma to Montgomery: Marching Along the Voting Rights Trail opened in October of 2015 with great excitement. This exhibit documented the quest for equality and social justice, along with the history leading up to the march through photographs and caption panels. The photographs on display were a part of the
The third annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards: An Evening to Celebrate Greatness, presented by Yum! Brands Foundation, was held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The fundraising gala honored people from around the world who are making significant contributions toward securing peace, social justice, human rights, and/or social capital. Gold Medalist
Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated announced that it would dedicate the franchise’s Sportsman Legacy Award in the name of boxing legend, civil rights leader, humanitarian and icon, Muhammad Ali. It is now known as the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The Legacy Award was created in 2008 to honor former
Michelle Wong’s collection of photographs served as the genesis for the new annual temporary exhibit, Through the Lens. This annual exhibit will be photography-based, exploring the work of artists using their medium and talents to highlight inequalities related to gender, race, and poverty.
The Muhammad Ali Center hosts a number of temporary exhibits each year. This year XOXO: An Exhibit about Love and Forgiveness was our featured temporary exhibit and focused on giving visitors the opportunity to think about and explore feelings and emotions. Promoting emotional health, the exhibit allowed visitors to learn
In the spirit of “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali and the “Legends” theme for this year’s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson inspired youth to create a legendary life. In collaboration with Louisville’s Muhammad Ali Center members of the Center’s Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students
The Muhammad Ali Center hosts Ferdinand’s Ball, an annual fundraiser that kicks off Kentucky’s Derby festivities. Ferdinand’s Ball was established in honor of Ferdinand, the 1986 Derby winner who was slaughtered after his career ended. Proceeds go to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility.
During January and February of this year, the Ali Center partnered with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and StageOne. This partnership hosted daily ﬁeldtrips from local schools, giving students the opportunity to experience the Center’s exhibits and Ali’s six core principles, as well as the play, “And In
This temporary exhibit explored the life and legacy of Joe Louis, boxing great and golf professional. It coincided with the Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday celebration, and was speciﬁcally developed as a community partnering opportunity, as Joe Louis – like the historic steamboat – were both “born” in the year