50 Years of Olympic Gold Exhibit

50 Years of Olympic Gold was a retrospective photo exhibit featuring images of Muhammad Ali at the 1960 Olympics. This exhibit was held in conjunction with the Ali Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration of this momentous time in Muhammad’s history.

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Legacy Campaign

In November of 2009, the Muhammad Ali Center announced a $10 million Legacy Campaign designed to provide the Center with the resources necessary to fulfill its institutional mission and expand its programmatic goals. The funding expanded the Ali Center’s “visitor experience,” upgraded audio-visual and technological-based exhibits, built the Ali Archives

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Power of Women

The Ali Center joined with the humanitarian organization CARE for a free screening of the award-winning film “A Powerful Noise.” This critically acclaimed documentary followed three women from different countries who had overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to bring lasting solution to their communities. The screening was followed by a panel

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Find Greatness Within Series

The Find Greatness Within series was a Black History Month series that took place on several Sundays each February. The series, which drew sold-out crowds to the Ali Center, featured programs of African American heritage, music, storytelling, and expressions of unity while incorporating the core values of the Ali Center

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Ryder Cup

Muhammad and Lonnie Ali welcomed to the Ali Center visitors from all over the world in celebration of the 2008 Ryder Cup. This media event included: speakers, music, and entertainment, as well as three private events that included the U.S. and European teams.

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Champions Aren’t Made In Gyms

The Muhammad Ali Center participated in the Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms program for college athletes, hosted by the Tulane University Sports Law Program and Tulane Athletic Department in New Orleans, Louisiana. This inspirational program was designed share Muhammad Ali’s life story and how he transcended his sport into something

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World Refugee Week

In honor of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 20, 2008, the Muhammad Ali Center and Catholic Charities organized a week of events that included photo exhibitions, a film series, a field trip day to the Ali Center for refugees, and informational displays on refugee services. The week ended with

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Greg Roberts, President/CEO

Greg Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, was named the new and second President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Photo Essays

Two different photo essays loaned from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center: “Utica-The Town That Loves Refugees” And “A New Home, A New Life.” The exhibits raised awareness and greater understanding of refugee experiences and informed people about getting involved in

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Derby Brunch

On the morning of the 2008 “Run for the Roses,” Muhammad and Lonnie Ali hosted a unique fundraiser for the Ali Center–a small and intimate Derby Brunch at their home. The event was catered by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Guests of note included LeRoy Neiman and Lennox Lewis.

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