Great things are happening this October at the Ali Center!
Great things are happening this October at the Ali Center!
Photos by Jeff Julian

Stories of Ali: Deer Lake Training Camp in Pennsylvania

Sunday, October 13th :: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Deer Lake Training Camp, also known as ‘Fighter’s Heaven’, was purchased by Muhammad Ali in 1972. This was the site at which he trained for several of his most famous fights, including bouts against George Foreman, George Chuvalo, Jerry Quarry, Ernie Shavers, Joe Frazier (Fight III), and Larry Holmes. The camp had many famous visitors during that time, including Elvis Presley, Andy Warhol, Sylvester Stallone and many more who found refuge in the Training Camp’s cabins and serene surroundings. Since Ali’s passing, the Deer Lake’s new owner, Mike Madden, has been working to restore it back to its original glory, opening it to group and educational tours.
Stories of Ali is FREE and open to the public and will take place in the Muhammad Ali Center Auditorium.
Speakers will include:
Mike Madden
Current Owner of Deer Lake and son of the former legendary Oakland Raiders football coach and sportscaster John Madden, Mike Madden purchased the property in 2016 after Muhammad Ali passed, with the goal to educate the young generation about Ali and his legacy.
Jeff Julian
Photographed Deer Lake in the 1970s and worked with Mr. Madden on the details of the restoration. One of his photos was used as an Ali Center grandopening poster in the early 2000s.
Sonia Katchian
Photographed Muhammad Ali at Deer Lake in the 1970s and produced The Ali Folio, a photography book that features her work at the camp.
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NEW Upcoming Temporary Exhibit

Opens Friday, October 11th

Corita Kent: Heroes and Sheroes

Corita Kent, formerly Sister Mary Corita, was an artist and teacher with an innovative approach to design, education, and messaging. By the 1960’s, her vibrant serigraphs were drawing attention for their thought-provoking and prevailing topics, combining art with social activism. Corita’s work reflected her concerns about poverty, racism, and war. Her messages of peace, hope, and social justice continue to resonate with audiences today. The Ali Center will host a compilation of Corita’s work from 1969, all of which showcase her hope during a time of turmoil. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, October 11th and be on display until December 29th. 
Entry to the exhibition will be included in the general admission price.
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Kentucky Derby Festival Steps Into The Ring With Muhammad Ali Center for 2020 Road Races

The 2020 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon are shaping up to be “the greatest” races yet. For the first time, the Festival is partnering with the Muhammad Ali Center for the design of the race finisher medals. The medal, which will be unveiled after the new year, is the second in the Festival’s medal series featuring different landmarks and iconic symbols of Louisville.
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Dolores Huerta

Friday, December 13, 2019 :: 8:30 - 10:00 am

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development.
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Shining A Light: Women's Fight for the Right Photography Submission Call

On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment. Next year, for International Women's Day, the Muhammad Ali Center will host Shining a Light: Women’s Fight for the Right, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The exhibition will focus on women’s suffrage on a global scale in hopes that it will honor the women around the world who have fought and who continue to fight for the right to vote without bias, discrimination, violence, or fear. 

The call for submissions will be open until December 31, 2019.

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Featured Products:

Lapel Pins and Art from Louisville Artist, Marlesha S. Woods

From the Ali Center Store, we are featuring NEW Champ Lapel Pins. We have also restocked our Ali Center Lapel Pins, each available for only $5.99.
Another great product line for sale are canvas paintings by local artist, Marlesha S. Woods, from her series, Before I Knew, for $29.99.
All items are available in the Ali Center Store and online!

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Host Your Next Event at the Ali Center

Whether it's a wedding reception, sales meeting, or birthday party, check out the Ali Center's private use space for your next event. Both indoor and outdoor options. For more information on booking your event, call (502) 992-5319 or email
The Muhammad Ali Center is a 501(c)(3) organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors made possible by the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation donors like you!
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