Transatlantic Anti-Bullying Videoconference

The Sullivan University System, through Sullivan Eurasia, its United Kingdom subsidiary, partnered with the Muhammad Ali Center to hold a unique 3-country anti-bullying videoconference. The videoconference, which is part of a wider initiative, was presented to the Transatlantic Schools Anti Bullying Initiative Management Committee at a meeting in Washington, D.C.

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President Obama Visits Muhammad Ali

President Barack Obama visited the Ali Center in 2006 (as Senator Obama), shortly before he announced his bid for presidency. He visited with Lonnie and Muhammad, and toured some of the Center’s exhibits. Community members and admirers received a real treat by posing for pictures with The Champ.

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Ali Center Makes Cover of Yellow Pages

Muhammad Ali, as captured by world-renowned artist LeRoy Neiman, graced the cover of the Louisville edition of Bell South’s “The Real Yellow Pages” for 2006-2007 and was revealed at the Center at a press conference. The artwork on the cover was part of the inaugural year poster for the Muhammad

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Public Plaza

Atop the parking garage owned by the Parking Authority of River City and surrounding the Muhammad Ali Center, a two-level public plaza was erected that provides a vibrant and dynamic welcoming space for visitors and the community. The long-awaited plaza features an amphitheater and two water fountains – a meditation

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Eastern High School

The Eastern High School mural project originated winter of 2005 when a group of Eastern High School students from Louisville, KY visited the Ali Center and were recently mourning the loss of three classmates from an auto accident during the 2005-2006 school year. The Ali Center presented the concept to

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2006-2008 – Festival of Faith

Hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center and sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Relations, the mission of the Festival of Faiths is to promote interfaith understanding and cooperation. Held at the Muhammad Ali Center for three years, from 2006 to 2008, the festival prompted conversations about how different faiths and

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World Affairs Council

Since 2006—shortly after opening its doors—the Center has been proud to partner with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and S. Indiana (WAC). Through this key partnership, the Center regularly welcomes delegations of international visitors, hosts the WAC high school Academic WorldQuest competition, and supports a variety of youth-based initiatives.

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Dedication and Community Celebration

The two day grand opening celebration of the Muhammad Ali Center culminated with a Public Dedication and Community event on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville. The ceremony, which was free and open to the public, featured musical performances, poetry readings, and other artistic presentations that symbolized Ali’s core values and

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Grand Opening

Muhammad Ali was joined by family, friends, colleagues, and admirers from 12 countries and 32 states in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to celebrate the grand opening of the Muhammad Ali Center. Based on the iconic life and contribution of the boxer known as “The Greatest” and recipient of the

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Mandala Event

Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery created a beautiful sacred piece of art to be presented to the Muhammad Ali Center during their visit to Louisville August 22-30, 2005. The Mandala was a gift of friendship from Nobel Peace Prize Winner the Dalai Lama to United Nations Messenger of

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