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Muhammad Ali Center Announces Black History Month Programming and Offerings

Includes Film Screenings, Artist Talks, Discounts, and More

The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce its Black History Month programming and offerings. Details for each event can be seen below.

Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes Film Screening, Dick Cavett Appearance, and Q&A Session :: February 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes, directed by Robert Bader, is a documentary that follows the life and times of Muhammad Ali shown through the lens of his many appearances on the Emmy-winning The Dick Cavett Show. Ali was a guest on the show multiple times between 1968 and 1979 and used these appearances as opportunities to have candid conversations with the host about racial, religious, and political injustice. The film features interviews with Dick Cavett, Rev. Al Sharpton, HBO World Championship Boxing commentator Larry Merchant, Ali biographer Thomas Hauser, columnist Juan Williams, author Ilyasah Shabazz, and more, as well as archival material from The Dick Cavett Show.

In attendance will be legendary television talk show host Dick Cavett and director of the film, Robert Bader. Both will participate in a Q&A session after the screening.

Suggested donations to attend this event are available online at and will also be accepted at the door: $15 per person for film screening; or $30 per person for the screening and a film poster autographed by Mr. Cavett.

Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments and photo opportunities will be available.

Full press release for Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes film screening, and a trailer of the film, is available HERE.

Inheritance :: An Exhibition by Imar Hutchins :: Open through April 19, 2020

Fusing together his prolific printmaking practice with his signature work as a collagist, Imar Hutchins has equipped himself to pass along learned wisdom to future generations. Through his art, Imar imprints stories recorded in his family archives on the surfaces of his mixed media portraitures. Each portrait depicts a person of supreme significance. Curated by Zoma Wallace.

Imar Hutchins and the Inheritance Exhibition are grateful for the support of the Puffin Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Inheritance is included in regular admission price.

Artist Talk with Imar Hutchins & Bradford Young :: Friday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The Artist Talk will feature Imar Hutchins and Louisville native Bradford Young, a cinematographer, best known for his work on Selma.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Registration is available HERE.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a complimentary viewing of Inheritance before the program.

History Then and Now: The Desegregation of the University of Kentucky :: Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Discussion with Inheritance artist Imar Hutchins, grandson of Lyman T. Johnson; and the University of Kentucky President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, about the 70th anniversary of the desegregation of the University by Mr. Johnson.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Registration is available HERE.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a complimentary viewing of Inheritance before the program.

Fifty Percent-Off February :: February 1 through February 29

The Ali Center is participating in Fifty Percent-Off February, along with the Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company, to offer Fifty Percent-off adult admission during the entire month of February.

In addition to the 50% off rate at the Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factor, Muhammad Ali Center, and Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company, other Museum Row partners will be offering discounts or special deals throughout the February 1-29 time period.

Fifty Percent-Off February is a Museum Row promotion that encourages local residents to explore attractions close to home at a time when the long winter is just about over, but the temperatures tend to keep folks indoors.

Guests must mention Fifty Percent-Off February and show proof of Kentucky or Indiana residency (such as a driver’s license or alternate I.D.) while purchasing admission tickets. Others in the party will receive the half price admission rate as well.

The offer cannot be combined with other discounts and does not apply to special tours or events.

View the official Fifty Percent-Off February press release HERE.

Daughters of Greatness: Victoria Russell :: Friday, February 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Victoria Russell was named the first Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Papa John’s International, a global brand of 120,000 team members. With a 13-year passion for the Papa John’s brand, Victoria is committed to using her voice to bring about change and is stepping up to the challenge of ensuring Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is in the DNA of the company. Prior to this role, Victoria was named Head of Diversity & Inclusion and was voted chair of the newly formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee by her peers.

The Daughters of Greatness breakfast series honors prominent women engaged in social change, activism, and pursuits of justice. Your ticket to Daughters of Greatness includes a hot breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Tickets are available for purchase HERE.