“Don’t count the days — make the days count” with small acts of kindness

The world is changing fast — every day seems to bring another seismic shift during the COVID-19 crisis. In our “new normal,” with social distancing policies in place, an avalanche of daily news updates and uncertainty about the future, one can feel isolated and powerless. One important thing, however, has

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Becoming a Champion: Courage Matters

I was a few weeks from participating in my third Olympic Games when I received a phone call from Billy Payne, the Chairman of the Atlanta Organizing Committee for the 1996 Games.  I had been looking forward to swimming in Atlanta, mostly because it was an opportunity to defend my

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MESSAGE FROM LONNIE ALI RAMADAN, REFLECTION, AND FAITH

Dear Friends, I pray that you are staying safe and maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul during these challenging and uncertain times. Today is a special day because it marks the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims around the globe. Normally, I would not make mention

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Muhammad Ali’s Impact on Me

By Patrick McDowell Communications Intern, Muhammad Ali Center This year I was lucky enough to be hired on as a communications Intern at the Muhammad Ali Center. This was my first glimpse into what it looks like to be in an office environment in a real world workplace. It is

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Muhammad Ali and The Coronavirus

Muhammad Ali and The Coronavirus by Thomas Hauser Someone asked me recently what I thought Muhammad Ali would make of the burgeoning coronavirus crisis. Let's start by noting what Ali was not. He was a not a doctor. He was not a scientist. He was not socio-economic planner. He was

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Muhammad Ali Center to Temporarily Close Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Critical Measure to Secure Safety and Health of Employees, Visitors, and the Community at Large; Interim Operations Plan in Place The Muhammad Ali Center announced today that it will close temporarily in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Center takes seriously the health and safety of the global and local

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Shining a Light: Women’s Fight for the Right to Open at Muhammad Ali Center on Saturday, March 7th

Seventh annual photography exhibition focuses on women’s suffrage around the world A part of the citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act The Muhammad Ali Center’s seventh annual international photography contest and exhibition, Shining a Light, opens to the

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Muhammad Ali Center Just Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Now One of Only Five Sites in the Entire Commonwealth of Kentucky In recognition of Black History Month, the Muhammad Ali Center has just been added to the list of sites comprising the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, a collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks across 15 states,

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Ali Stingrays Swimmer Scholar Program Provides College Readiness Support and Competitive Swimming Skills for Students of Color

Muhammad Ali Center partners with Trident Swim Foundation with support from ESPN, Inc.to supply tools and resources for swimming and academic success Pilot Program Already Showing Student Progress and Community Impact Today, the Muhammad Ali Center and Trident Swim Foundation, announce the launching of the Ali Stingrays Swimmer Scholar Program.

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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

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