Saturday, June 04, 2016

A Visit to The Muhammad Ali Center Louisville, Kentucky

MQTlogoa June 3 2016, “The Greatest” of all time died at the age of 74. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences are with the Ali family and friends. A Tribute to “The Greatest.”

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The Muhammad Ali Center is part of Louisville’s Museum Row, a collection of nine great cultural attractions located within six city blocks of one other.

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DSC_0692 Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali (/ɑːˈliː/; born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, generally considered the greatest heavyweight in the history of the sport. Early in his career, Ali was known for being an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the boxing ring.  He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC. He also wrote several best-selling books about his career, including The Greatest: My Own Story and The Soul of a Butterfly.”

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LINDA Linda getting a little practice….

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Hope and Dream Wall

“Creativity abounds throughout the Center with a variety of mediums and media. Discover and admire the global collection of children’s artwork beautifully displayed on the 55-foot-long Hope and Dream Wall. Explore how young people around the globe, regardless of their culture, ethnicity, religion, or geographic destination, visually express the commonalities of their hopes and dreams for the future.”

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DSC_0785 As we exit the Muhammad Ali Center we bid farewell to “The Greatest”.. Remember:

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

3 comments:

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful and timely post. Have a great weekend!

Linda Gross said...

A timely post. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great thing to post in honor of Ali. I didn't know that this was in louisville -- we didn't spend enough time there obviously.