Muhammad Ali Center Announces Days of Greatness Events (September 17-18) Leading Up to 2015 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

Series of Community Events at Ali Center Includes Free Film Screenings, Free Exhibit Opening with Artist, and Local TV Journalist Dawne Gee as Daughters of Greatness SpeakerLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (September 10, 2015) — As is customary, the Muhammad Ali Center will host a series of community-based events on the two days

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Sports Illustrated Sportsman Legacy Award

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated announced that it would dedicate the franchise’s Sportsman Legacy Award in the name of boxing legend, civil rights leader, humanitarian and icon, Muhammad Ali. It is now known as the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The Legacy Award was created in 2008 to honor former

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Presenters Announced for Third Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

Event to Take Place at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on September 19thPreviously Announced Awardees Include Harry Belafonte, Geena Davis, and OthersLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 28, 2015) — The Third Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, to take place in Louisville, KY on Saturday, September 19that the Marriott Louisville Downtown will celebrate the

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Third Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awardees Announced: Harry Belafonte, Geena Davis Among Honorees

4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans to Emcee Event on September 19thLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 18, 2015) — Legendary and multi-talented artist and social justice activist Harry Belafonte will receive the prestigious Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement and Academy Award-winning actor, humanitarian, and women’s advocate Geena Davis will be

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Sonia Jackson Myles, Author of “The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To Love Your Sister,” to Host Louisville Tea Party at Muhammad Ali Center

Author Inspires Women to Become Great Leaders Through Great Relationships with Other FemalesLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 13, 2015) — Students and families have to deal with a myriad of concerns today, bullying being among them. Sonia Jackson Myles, Founder, President & CEO of The Sister Accord Foundation is determined to make

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UofL to Honor Muhammad Ali with Inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award

Public is Invited to September 17 CeremonyLOUISVILLE, Kentucky – The University of Louisville will pay tribute to Muhammad Ali in a free, public ceremony Sept. 17 as the legendary boxer and humanitarian receives the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award.The prize marks the 30th anniversary of the Grawemeyer Awards and will be

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Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Honors Muhammad Ali

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 11, 2015) — Muhammad Ali was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at the third annual dinner event that took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last week.Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion and a 2013 inductee, presented Ali as an inductee and Ali’s

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MASKulinities: Exploring What It Means To “Be A Man” (Free Film Screening and Four-Part Community Conversation Series)

Co-Sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Center and the Center for Women and FamiliesLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 10, 2015) — The Muhammad Ali Center and the Own It Initiative of The Center for Women and Families are partnering in a four-part series called MASKulinities: Exploring What It Means to “Be a Man.”The

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Through the Lens Photography Exhibit

Michelle Wong’s collection of photographs served as the genesis for the new annual temporary exhibit, Through the Lens. This annual exhibit will be photography-based, exploring the work of artists using their medium and talents to highlight inequalities related to gender, race, and poverty.

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Muhammad Ali Center Announces the “Six Core Principle Honorary Recipients” For Third Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards To Take Place on September 19th

Other Awardees to be Announced SoonLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (July 27, 2015) — Six young humanitarians from around the world, age 30 years or younger, will be honored with an award at the third annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards: An Evening to Celebrate Greatness. The awards, presented by the YUM! Brands Foundation,

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