Rising Stars

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.

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Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks Exhibit

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.

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Inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

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;

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HBO Premiere: Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

In conjunction with the Inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards and Days of Greatness events, this private event premiered HBO Film’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. Inspired by the book by the same name written by longtime Muhammad Ali photographer and biographer, Howard L. Bingham, it was directed by Academy Award nominee

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Shining a Light Photo Contest and Exhibit

The Ali Center launched Shining a Light, an annual photo contest and exhibit series, that features winning photographs from around the world. The goal of this year’s competition is to showcase individuals and organizations working toward the “Right to Education” for all children worldwide.

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Motown in Black and White Exhibit

Motown in Black and White, a temporary exhibit, is composed of historical items from the personal collections of Al Abrams, founding publicist of Mo-town and its public relations director during the label’s glory days. Visitors were transported back in time through artifacts that explore the impact that Motown music had

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Generation Ali Global Scholarship Program

The Generation Ali Global Scholarship Program rewarded college students from around the world who wished to further their education and galvanize their impact as global citizens. Fifteen lucky students (eight from the USA and seven internationally) were awarded $10,000 scholarships. Of the overall 1,661 applicants, 311 were from Kentucky and

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Abbey Road on the River

Abbey Road on the River is an annual five-day multi-staged music festival on the city’s Belvedere that pays tribute to The Beatles. On Memorial Day Weekend 2013, the festival expanded its footprint to include the Ali Center and its plaza. The Center and Abbey Road execs work together every year

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The Right Foot Exhibit

The Right Foot exhibit, an addendum to the Ali Center’s Global Shoes exhibit featured shoes of individuals from different walks of life who are respected, looked up to, or modeled after on a global basis. Among the shoes on display were those belonging to: Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali,

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Mini We Day-Kentucky

Linked locally to Louisville Metro’s Mayor Fischer’s Give-A-Day program and to the City’s Compassionate Louisville platform, the First Annual Mini We Day-Kentucky took place at the Ali Center in April 2013. Internationally, We Day is a signature experience that brings together a generation of youth who are engaged in changing

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