The Inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, an annual fundraising gala honoring people from around the world who actively make signiﬁcant contributions toward securing peace, social justice, human rights, and social capital, took place at the Galt House in downtown Louisville. Recipients included President Jimmy Carter for the Lifetime Achievement Award;
In conjunction with the Inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards and Days of Greatness events, this private event premiered HBO Film’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. Inspired by the book by the same name written by longtime Muhammad Ali photographer and biographer, Howard L. Bingham, it was directed by Academy Award nominee
The Ali Center launched Shining a Light, an annual photo contest and exhibit series, that features winning photographs from around the world. The goal of this year’s competition is to showcase individuals and organizations working toward the “Right to Education” for all children worldwide.
Motown in Black and White, a temporary exhibit, is composed of historical items from the personal collections of Al Abrams, founding publicist of Mo-town and its public relations director during the label’s glory days. Visitors were transported back in time through artifacts that explore the impact that Motown music had
The Generation Ali Global Scholarship Program rewarded college students from around the world who wished to further their education and galvanize their impact as global citizens. Fifteen lucky students (eight from the USA and seven internationally) were awarded $10,000 scholarships. Of the overall 1,661 applicants, 311 were from Kentucky and
Abbey Road on the River is an annual ﬁve-day multi-staged music festival on the city’s Belvedere that pays tribute to The Beatles. On Memorial Day Weekend 2013, the festival expanded its footprint to include the Ali Center and its plaza. The Center and Abbey Road execs work together every year
The Right Foot exhibit, an addendum to the Ali Center’s Global Shoes exhibit featured shoes of individuals from different walks of life who are respected, looked up to, or modeled after on a global basis. Among the shoes on display were those belonging to: Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali,
Linked locally to Louisville Metro’s Mayor Fischer’s Give-A-Day program and to the City’s Compassionate Louisville platform, the First Annual Mini We Day-Kentucky took place at the Ali Center in April 2013. Internationally, We Day is a signature experience that brings together a generation of youth who are engaged in changing
Global Shoes, a travelling exhibit produced by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, was an entertaining and educational bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibit that encouraged children and their families to explore global cultures within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory. Global Shoes incorporated intriguing cultural artifacts as well as multimedia and
The Muhammad Ali Center, University of Louisville, and Brown University united efforts to present the Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum. This innovated conference is designed to advance education, advocacy, and research on the role and contribution of athletes toward social change, human rights, and development.