TONIGHT: James Patterson & Kwame Alexander Launch New Book "Becoming Muh...
TONIGHT: James Patterson & Kwame Alexander Launch New Book
James Patterson & Kwame Alexander: 
Becoming Muhammad Ali

Monday, October 5th :: 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

Join us on Monday, October 5th at 6:00-7:00pm EDT as Carmichael's Kids hosts James Patterson and Kwame Alexander in partnership with the Ali Center as they present their new release, Becoming Muhammad Ali! Moderated by Ali Center Board Member, William Carroll.
Masterfully plotted and beautifully written, Becoming Muhammad Ali, is the stunning new middle-grade biography of Muhammad Ali from superstars James Patterson and Kwame Alexander.
This is a ticketed event. The book must be purchased from Carmichael's Bookstore to receive the Zoom access link. Zoom access links will be emailed prior to the event. Please note in the comment field that you are purchasing for the event.
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The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce Farah Pandith as the First-Ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate

On the United Nations International Day of Peace, 
Monday, September 21st, the Ali Center announced its first-ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate, Farah Pandith. This distinction will amplify Ali’s message of peace, respect, and mutual understanding and will help magnify, on a larger stage, the mission of the Muhammad Ali Center. The Ali Center is formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
Read the Official Press Release Here!

You Can't Be Neutral: White Anti-Racism Past and Present

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020 :: 12:00-1:00 PM EDT 

From the abolitionists to the Civil Rights Movement to so-called “color-blindness” to today’s uprisings, some "white people" have always joined Black and Brown people in the struggle for racial justice. Too few, often marginalized or drowned out by white supremacist voices, white anti-racists are increasing in number in 2020. Through this timely and important discussion, our panelists will explore: What does it mean to choose sides in the battle for racial equity historically and today? What kind of culture and values will help white anti-racist spaces and numbers grow? And how is liberation for all of us tied to Black Liberation?
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This program is a part of the "I Am America" Racial Justice Series.
To learn more about "I Am America", visit our website 

For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World 
Now Available!

"Dad, what happened?" "Why are they shooting?" "What is this vigil for?" 
The shootings keep coming, and so do Jeremiah's questions. Dad doesn't have easy answers, but that doesn't mean he won't talk about it -- or that he won't act. But what if Jeremiah doesn't want to talk anymore? None of it makes sense, and he's just a kid. Even if he wants to believe in a better world, is there anything he can do about it?
Inspired by real-life events, this honest, intimate look at one family's response to racism and gun violence includes a discussion guide created by the Muhammad Ali Center. A portion of the publisher's sales proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that facilitate the empowerment of Black communities.
For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World is now available for purchase at the Ali Center Retail and Online Stores.
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Truth Be Told:

The Policies that Impacted Black Lives

Now Open through April 18, 2021

As the call for racial justice and equality in America is louder now than ever before, the Muhammad Ali Center has created an exhibition to educate and help others learn from the country’s past in order to foster a better future. Truth Be Told: The Policies that Impacted Black Lives is an exploration of those policies that are linked to systematic racism in America, from the early 1600s, up to present day. Truth Be Told offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of Black people in our country that is often left out of, misinterpreted, or even falsified in our history books. It is critical that the facts of our collective American history be told, so that the negative outcomes that these policies produced can be understood, recognized, and amended.
The exhibition features ten authentic boards that were used during the recent protests and marches in Louisville, Kentucky. These panels, originally used as barriers, have been repurposed as the platform on which we are sharing this important history.
Truth Be Told is sponsored by: 
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New Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Programs

Training Workshops Available for Businesses, Organizations, and Students 
The Ali Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops and retreats are created for businesses and organizations interested in educating their employees while fostering equitable and inclusive community-building. Programming is also available for advanced high school and college students at a discounted rate.
Program options and prices range from 3-hour, 4-hour, and two day programs.
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Looking for Event Space?

Whether it is a wedding, professional conference, a catered reception, or a small meeting, the Muhammad Ali Center has a variety of options to meet your special event needs. Outdoor spaces available. If you have questions about COVID guidelines for events, please email For a 360 view of our private event spaces, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
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The Ali Center is Open with Reduced Hours!

Visit us Wednesdays - Sundays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

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