The Ali Center is Celebrating 15 Years of Greatness!
The Ali Center is Celebrating 15 Years of Greatness!

The Ali Center is Celebrating 15 Years of GREATNESS!

Thursday, November 19th marks the 15th anniversary of the Ali Center's grand opening gala, where we welcomed guests from 32 states and 12 countries! Since then, the Center has been creating ways to positively impact our community, expand our geographic footprint, and inspire people everywhere through Muhammad Ali's Six Core Principles - Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality.
From bringing you annual events like the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards and the Muhammad Ali Festival, to our educational programming, partnerships, and temporary exhibits, the Ali Center has always been guided by its mission statementto preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be. As we reflect on these past 15 years, we are proud of what we have accomplished, and we know that we could not have done it without you. We look forward to sharing the Greatest with you for many years to come!

The Ali Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26, 2020
But we will be OPEN on Wednesday, November 25; Friday, November 27; Saturday, November 28; and Sunday, November 29.
Our hours are from 12:00noon-5:00pm eastern time. Last entrance at 4:15pm.
We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!
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For information on our COVID-19 policies and questions concerning events, group tours, or programming, click HERE.

AARP Kentucky to Sponsor 10 Small Businesses to Partake in the Ali Center's Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism and Inclusion Programs

Training Workshops Available for Businesses, Organizations, and Students 
Thank you to AARP Kentucky for their sponsorship allowing 10 small businesses, reaching nearly 300 employees, to participate in the Ali Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops and retreats. Our DEI 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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New Tour Experiences Available

Now offering Family Field Trips and Individual & Small Group Guided Tours!

Family Field Trips are a fun and educational offering specifically catered to parents/caregivers and their children. Through this new opportunity, families will receive an educational packet to help guide them through the Ali Center’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, a fun and engaging scavenger hunt, and take-home activities and resources for continued learning after your visit.
Family Field Trips do not need to be booked in advance. Bring your students/children to the Center, ask for a Family Field Trip Package at our admissions desk upon your arrival, and start your educational adventure of discovering the life and legacy of The Greatest, Muhammad Ali!
Family Field Trip Pricing: $50/Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children)
Materials are available by grade level for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Individual & Small Group Guided Tour Experience includes a welcome, an in-depth introduction into the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, and an entertaining and informative guided tour of our 2 ½ levels of award-winning exhibits by our professional educators. All tours also allow access to our temporary exhibitions, including our newest exhibit Truth Be Told: the Policies that Impacted Black Lives, and the Ali Center retail store. Sign up today to participate in this enriching and thought-provoking museum experience!
View Our Upcoming Tour Dates Here!

Bridging the Wealth Gap

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020 :: 12:00-1:00 PM 

In this disucssion, we will examine the policies and structures that help perpetuate staggering racial disparities in wealth in America. Our panel will discuss how this gap was created, why it persists, and ways to combat it.
Our panelists include:
  • Keisha Deonarine, Executive Director, Nspire,
  • Daryle Unseld, Chief Equity Officer, Metro United Way,
  • Mary Grissom, Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation of Louisville
  • Moderated by Anthony Smith, CEO, Cities United
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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 
The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to be recognized as a 2020 Business Impact Awardee!
The Ali Center is proud to be a Louisville Business First 2020 Business Impact Award honoree for our work addressing "COVID19 and the racial inequities that continue to hold our community back."
Congratulations to all who were recognized at the 2020 Most Admired CEOs and Business Impact Awards.
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Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World

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. For Beautiful Black Boys makes a great gift for the holidays and aids in starting important conversations with your children.
For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World is now available for purchase at the Ali Center Retail and Online Stores.
Get Your Copy Today!

Ali Center Masks Are Here!

Be Safe and Be Great! Our new black cloth face masks are here with our Ali Center logo and tagline, "Be Great :: Do Great Things." Plus, the ear straps are adjustable for comfortable wearing.
Order Yours Here!

Truth Be Told: The Policies that Impacted Black Lives

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's newest exhibit educates and helps 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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Looking for Event Space?

Whether it is a wedding, holiday party, 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 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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