Statement from Donald Lassere, President and CEO, Muhammad Ali Center

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 4, 2016) — “On behalf everyone associated with the Muhammad Ali Center and everyone in the Louisville community who loved Muhammad, we want to express our deepest sympathies to his wife, Lonnie, and Muhammad’s entire family. “His wife, Lonnie once said, that Muhammad belongs to the world.

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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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Stories of Ali

Stories of Ali, a program hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center, was created by the Center’s Collection Department to bring the Muhammad Ali Oral History Project to life, allowing the community an opportunity to experience the project firsthand. While the world knew Muhammad as a three-time heavyweight champion boxer, cultural

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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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Youth Leadership Seminars

Becoming a Citizen Athlete: Youth Leadership SeminarsJuly 5-15 Free Tours & Programs for Middle and High School Students Registration for Seminars Required, Links Available BelowTaking place in the one and only Muhammad Ali Center, during these seminars, athletes will be encouraged to reflect upon their individual and team values, explore

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Iraq: remains Temporary Exhibit

This photography exhibit by Molly Bingham documents her travels to Iraq in the early 2000’s. While her exhibition was on display, Molly was also featured as a Daughters of Greatness speaker during our Days of Greatness events leading up to the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.

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Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at Muhammad Ali Center on January 17th for Ali’s 80th Birthday

Community encouraged to give blood as Red Cross Blood supply is at a 10+ year low for this time of year On January 17, Muhammad Ali would have turned 80 years old. Throughout his life, he followed his principles, one of which was giving. Since January is National Blood Donor

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Muhammad Ali Center Announces Farah Pandith as First-Ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate

On United Nations International Day of Peace Today, on the United Nations International Day of Peace, the Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Farah Pandith as its first-ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate, a distinction that will amplify Ali’s message of peace, respect, and mutual

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Muhammad Ali Center Partners with the Filson for Henry D. Ormsby III Seminar Series: “Muhammad Ali”

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (November 10, 2016) — Every Monday in November, The Filson Historical Society in association with the Muhammad Ali Center, will host a lecture on the life of Muhammad Ali as part of our biannual Henry D. Ormsby III Seminar Series. Each lecture will examine a different period of

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Muhammad Ali Center Welcomes Ambassador Shabazz as Its Next “Daughters of Greatness” Speaker

Shabazz will speak on Friday, January 20thLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (January 10, 2017) — The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce its upcoming Daughters of Greatness speaker: Ambassador Shabazz. Shabazz will speak at the Center on Friday, January 20th. The event will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and

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