Eastern High School

The Eastern High School mural project originated winter of 2005 when a group of Eastern High School students from Louisville, KY visited the Ali Center and were recently mourning the loss of three classmates from an auto accident during the 2005-2006 school year. The Ali Center presented the concept to

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2006-2008 – Festival of Faith

Hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center and sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Relations, the mission of the Festival of Faiths is to promote interfaith understanding and cooperation. Held at the Muhammad Ali Center for three years, from 2006 to 2008, the festival prompted conversations about how different faiths and

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World Affairs Council

Since 2006—shortly after opening its doors—the Center has been proud to partner with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and S. Indiana (WAC). Through this key partnership, the Center regularly welcomes delegations of international visitors, hosts the WAC high school Academic WorldQuest competition, and supports a variety of youth-based initiatives.

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Dedication and Community Celebration

The two day grand opening celebration of the Muhammad Ali Center culminated with a Public Dedication and Community event on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville. The ceremony, which was free and open to the public, featured musical performances, poetry readings, and other artistic presentations that symbolized Ali’s core values and

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Grand Opening

Muhammad Ali was joined by family, friends, colleagues, and admirers from 12 countries and 32 states in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to celebrate the grand opening of the Muhammad Ali Center. Based on the iconic life and contribution of the boxer known as “The Greatest” and recipient of the

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Mandala Event

Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery created a beautiful sacred piece of art to be presented to the Muhammad Ali Center during their visit to Louisville August 22-30, 2005. The Mandala was a gift of friendship from Nobel Peace Prize Winner the Dalai Lama to United Nations Messenger of

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Topping Off

On November 1, 2004 the Muhammad Ali Center celebrated the pinnacle point of its steel construction with a “Topping Off” ceremony that brought the development of Muhammad Ali’s international center one step closer to reality.

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Headquarters and Location

The long anticipated construction of the 93,000 square feet Muhammad Ali Center began in August of 2004. The site location is conveniently located between the Ohio River and Main Street in Louisville’s historic downtown.

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Anthem Foundation Donation

Anthem Foundation, Inc. awarded a $100,000 grant to the Muhammad Ali Center to assist in developing educational programming, with particular emphasis on diversity initiatives.

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Cultural Buzz

Cultural Buzz offered education games and activities that were interactive and entertaining. By participating in the online site, Cultural Buzz, youths from around the world could learn to bridge human difference. They could explore other cultures and enhance skills that promote individual well-being and healthy interpersonal relationships.

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