Muhammad Ali, #TheGreatest 1942-2016
Louisville has lost its most beloved son. Muhammad Ali, while loved and revered throughout the world, always considered Louisville, Ky., to be his home. It held a special place in his heart, and the city reciprocated that feeling back to him.
Ali,originally known as Cassius Clay, was born in Louisville on January 17, 1942. It was here he honed his ability as a boxer, and it was here he returned to after winning Gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics. He returned often after capturing the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World, and since his retirement from boxing, he has been involved with the vision and direction of the Muhammad Ali Center. And it is here, in Louisville, that “The Greatest” will have his final resting place.
A schedule of events has been planned to give the public the opportunity to say goodbye to the man who was both loved and respected as a legendary sports figure as well as a man of true principals.
Click here to see a map of the funeral procession route on Friday.
For more information on Louisville’s native son, visit www.alilouisville.com, a site devoted to all things Ali in his hometown.
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See how the city of Louisville is celebrating Ali's life, including funeral plans for its native son.
A multicultural center in Louisville dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. The museum is a tribute to the champion boxer and his core values.
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