Presented by YUM! Brands Foundation, the second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards were hosted at the Louisville Downtown Marriott. The recipients of this year’s awards included: Former NFL star, social justice activist, and actor Jim Brown for the Lifetime Achievement Award; international humanitarian and entrepreneur Mick Ebeling for the Humanitarian
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the Muhammad Ali Center held a Beneﬁt Concert featuring Bruno Mars, sponsored by Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Proceeds from this event went to the Muhammad Ali Center.
This photography exhibit by Molly Bingham documents her travels to Iraq in the early 2000’s. While her exhibition was on display, Molly was also featured as a Daughters of Greatness speaker during our Days of Greatness events leading up to the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.
A growing focus on ﬁtness and health prompted the Muhammad Ali Center to open the temporary exhibit, Eat Well, Play Well, which taught visitors about the science of making healthy food choices while exploring fun and interesting ways to be active. Eat Well, Play Well answered questions like: Can you
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in 1969, used “Bed-Ins” as a way to put themselves and their message of peace into the public spotlight. Visitors to the Muhammad Ali Center and Abbey Road on the River were able to learn more about the couple’s passion for peace and how they
Stirring the Fire, a photography exhibition produced by social documentary photographer Phil Borges, opened on International Women’s Day 2014 and ran through Mother’s Day. Visitors to the exhibit learned about issues facing women and girls worldwide, regarding education, economic security, health, leadership, human trafﬁcking, and various forms of violence. These
The Muhammad Ali Center and the Filson Historical Society presented “Double V,” a 25-minute docudrama by playwright and director Larry Muhammad. This play was based on the career of Louisville Defender publisher Frank Stanley, a crusading black newsman during World War II who helped persuade President Truman to desegregate the
A tasting gala and awards ceremony for The Rising Star magazine was hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center. This high-proﬁle event allowed regional, up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals to compete for awards in their suited genre. The Center highlighted Muhammad Ali’s “Recipe for Life” featured in the Center’s Giving Pavilion.
In conjunction with Black History Month, the Ali Center hosted an inspiring exhibit, Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons. The idea to create this exhibit was sparked by the incredible number of letters children have written to these two well-known and beloved human rights leaders.
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;