Celebrate Black History Month at the Ali Center!
Celebrate Black History Month at the Ali Center!

Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes Film Screening and Q & A Session

Saturday, February 8
Starting at 2:00pm :: Doors open at 1:15pm
See Muhammad Ali through a new lens in Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes, which uses Muhammad's many appearances on the Emmy-winning The Dick Cavett Show, to give insight into The Champ’s legacy, in and out of the ring. Dick Cavett, legendary late night TV host from the 1960s-70s, will be onsite, as well as Robert Bader, Director of the film. Light refreshments will be served and photo opportunities will be available.

Suggested donations are available online at alicenter.org and will also be accepted at the door: $15 per person for film screening; or $30 per person for screening and film poster autographed by Mr. Cavett. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. The film will air on HBO on February 11.

Watch the trailer HERE.

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Special Black History Month

Programming and Offerings

Fifty Percent-Off February

Offered Exclusively for Kentucky and Indiana Residents
The Ali Center will be participating in Fifty Percent-Off February, along with the Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company, to offer Fifty Percent-off adult admission during the entire month of February.
Fifty Percent-Off February is a Museum Row promotion that encourages local residents to explore attractions close to home at a time when the long winter is just about over, but the temperatures tend to keep folks indoors.
Guests must mention Fifty Percent-Off February and show proof of Kentucky or Indiana residency (such as a driver’s license or alternate I.D.) while purchasing admission tickets. Others in the party will receive the half price admission rate as well.
The offer cannot be combined with other discounts and does not apply to special tours or events.


An Exhibition by Imar Hutchins
Open through April 19th
Fusing together his prolific printmaking practice with his signature work as a collagist, Imar Hutchins has equipped himself to pass along learned wisdom to future generations. Through his art, Imar imprints stories recorded in his family archives on the surfaces of his mixed media portraitures. Each portrait depicts a person of supreme significance.
Included in regular admission price.
Paul Laurence Dunbar:
Beyond the Mask

Saturday, February 1st
6:00 - 7:30pm
This full length documentary explores the life and legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the first African Americans to achieve national fame as a writer. Born to former slaves in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Dunbar (1872-1906), is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear The Mask” and for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. 
Learn more HERE.
The film screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Registration is required.

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Inheritance Artist Talk with Imar Hutchins & Bradford Young

Friday, February 7
6:30 - 8:00pm
Artist talk with Imar Hutchins and Louisville native Bradford Young, a cinematographer, best known for his work on Selma.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Doors open at 5:30pm for a complimentary viewing of Inheritance before the program.

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Daughters of Greatness: Victoria Russell

Friday, February 28
8:30 - 10:00am

Victoria Russell was named the first Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Papa John’s International, a global brand of 120,000 team members. With a 13-year passion for the Papa John’s brand, Victoria is committed to using her voice to bring about change and is stepping up to the challenge of ensuring Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is in the DNA of the company. Prior to this role, Victoria was named Head of Diversity & Inclusion and was voted chair of the newly formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee by her peers.
Learn more about Victoria Russell HERE.
The Daughters of Greatness breakfast series honors prominent women engaged in social change, activism, and pursuits of justice. Your ticket to Daughters of Greatness includes a hot breakfast served at 8:30am followed by the program from 9:00 - 10:00am.
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History Then and Now: The Desegregation of the University of Kentucky

Friday, February 28
6:30 - 8:00pm
Discussion with Inheritance artist Imar Hutchins, grandson of Lyman T. Johnson; and the University of Kentucky President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, about the 70th anniversary of the desegregation of the University by Mr. Johnson.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Doors open at 5:30pm for a complimentary viewing of Inheritance before the program..

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