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Second Annual “I Am Ali” Festival Set for June 1-10, 2018

Citywide Festival celebrates Muhammad Ali’s legacy LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 29, 2018) — The citywide “I Am Ali” festival returns for a second year this June 1-10, 2018 to celebrate the life and legacy of Louisville’s native son and global humanitarian, Muhammad Ali. The 2018 festival will mark the second anniversary

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MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER SUPPORTS THE OPEN LETTER TO IOC & IPC LEADERSHIP – ANNOUNCEMENT

Today, more than 150 experts on the intersection of human rights, social justice, and sport across all five continents are issuing a call to the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to change their course on IOC Rule 50 and IPC Section 2.2, respectively.

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Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Spur Historic Athlete Reunion

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Spur Historic Athlete ReunionThe second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards presented by YUM! Brands Foundation will take place Saturday, September 27 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott. Hours before the event, for the first time in 47 years, five individuals who attended the legendary Cleveland Summit will

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Shining a Light Exhibit to Open at Ali Center on International Women’s Day, March 8th

Annual photography exhibit focuses on experiences of refugee womenLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 1, 2018) — The Muhammad Ali Center’s fifth annual international photography contest and exhibition, Shining a Light, opens to the public on March 8th, International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s exhibition, Experiences of Refugee Women, illustrates the

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Muhammad Ali Center to Offer Free Admission to Bellarmine University Students and Staff

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 16, 2016) — In honor of Dr. Jay McGowan, his commitment to Bellarmine University’s values, integrity, and respect for all people, his past support of the Muhammad Ali Center, and his community engagement, the Muhammad Ali Center is pleased to offer free admission to all Bellarmine students

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Muhammad Ali Center Announces Black History Month Programming and Offerings

Includes Film Screenings, Artist Talks, Discounts, and More The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce its Black History Month programming and offerings. Details for each event can be seen below. Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes Film Screening, Dick Cavett Appearance, and Q&A Session :: February 8

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Local Brother-Sister Team Reach $35,000 Humanitarian Goal to Build Hospital in Africa

Gabriel “Gabe the Cake Man” and Olivia Feinn Receive Final Contribution at 2014 Humanitarian AwardsGabriel and Olivia Feinn set out with a goal of raising $35,000 to build a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and achieved that goal—in just under a year—at the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

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Yarmuth, Schweikert Introduce Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Act

WASHINGTON (January 18, 2017) – In recognition of Muhammad Ali’s 75thbirthday and in honor of his contributions to our nation, Representatives John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Dave Schweikert (R-AZ) have introduced H.R. 579, the Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Act, legislation that would direct the U.S. Treasury to mint a limited number of

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Legendary Host Dick Cavett and Director Robert Bader to attend Special Screening of Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes on February 8th At the Muhammad Ali Center

Film to Air on HBO Documentary Films on February 11th HBO Documentary Films is pleased to bring Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes to the Muhammad Ali Center for a special screening hosted by legendary television talk show host Dick Cavett; Director Robert S. Bader; and the Ali

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Muhammad Ali Voted “Athlete of the Century” by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ on Publication’s 120th Anniversary

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (April 4, 2016) — The longstanding and widely distributed European newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, located in Italy, named Muhammad Ali as the “Athlete of the Century” in recognizing its 120 years of publication.“This is a very prestigious honor for me,” stated Ali. “It’s hard to believe that

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