The Muhammad Ali Center announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training for Businesses and Organizations

Programming Also Available to Advanced High School and College Students With systemic and institutionalized racism being one of the defining issues of our time, the Muhammad Ali Center has devised a new series of training sessions and workshops that focus on diversity, anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and social justice. These program

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Professional and Olympic Athletes Tell Personal Stories of Mentoring as a Social Justice Tool

Muhammad Ali Center Forum Highlights Athletes, Activists, & Experts, Including McCourty Twins, Champion Boxer Laila Ali, NBA’s Jason Collins, Olympic Legend Dr. John Carlos, Other Changemakers “It’s a human right to be concerned about humanity,” said Dr. John Carlos during a virtual roundtable discussion with fellow athletes and activists last

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A Note on Religious Diversity

By Thomas Hauser Twenty years ago, I had a long conversation with George Foreman about religion. George became a born-again Christian in 1977 and an ordained minister in 1978. “Good is good, whether or not one believes in Jesus,” George told me. “To be good is to be saved.” On

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Muhammad Ali Center Re-Opens on Wednesday, July 1st

Reduced Hours of Operation; Health & Safety and COVID19 Guidelines in Place The Muhammad Ali Center is pleased to announce its re-opening to the public tomorrow, July 1st; the Center has been closed to the public since March 14th as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. Reduced hours for visitors,

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A Note on Black Lives Matter

By Thomas Hauser, Ali Biographer and Class of 2020, International Box Hall of Fame When Black Lives Matter was formed in 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, my reaction was similar to that of many well-intentioned Americans: Shouldn’t we say that “All

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Muhammad Ali’s Principles are a Guide for the Athlete Humanitarian, Athlete Mentor and Athlete Activist

Eli A. Wolff, Power of Sport Lab Mary A. Hums, University of Louisville Introduction It is a critical time for athletes to use the power of their voices to bring about positive change in the world. Many athletes are wondering what they can do, how they can take a stand,

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Muhammad Ali Center Statement on #BlackLivesMatter

At the Muhammad Ali Center, Black Lives Matter. Black Lives are our Foundation and a Paramount Part of our Legacy. Black Lives are our Community, our Families, our Colleagues, and our Leadership. The Muhammad Ali Center promotes Social Justice locally, nationally, and globally in order to advance fair and equitable

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Muhammad Ali Center Receives $50,000 Grant From The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Will Provide Resources to Create Publicly Accessible Digital Database of Archival Items $2.7 Million Awarded to Support African American History and Culture Federal Investments in Museums, HBCUs, Cultural Heritage Organizations Generate Additional $2.6 Million Louisville, Ky—The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to be a recipient of a $50,000 grant from

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We Still Need Muhammad’s Voice

By Lonnie Ali Today marks the fourth anniversary of Muhammad’s passing. The pain of losing him is still as fresh now and it was then. Knowing and feeling that pain makes me understand on a visceral level the pain that is being felt by the families of Breonna Taylor, George

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Muhammad Ali Center to Participate in NCBMP’s Online Event: “Be Inspired Speaker Series: “A Night at the Museum”

To include stories of courage and resiliency during the coronavirus pandemic From five museum and cultural centers around the country, all week long (Alexandra, Virginia – May 8, 2020) – Donald Lassere, President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, will participate in The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals’

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