Louisville gathers to celebrate Muhammad Ali, one year after his death

Jun 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm
Louisville gathers to celebrate Muhammad Ali, one year after his death

On Saturday, June 3, the city of Louisville remembered The Champ, Muhammad Ali, one year after his passing. A celebration of his life was held at the Muhammad Ali Center, which included blessings from representatives of the different faith communities in Louisville, a performance by Louisville’s Linkin’ Bridge and a symbolic release of butterflies. The celebration was the kickoff event for the six week I Am Ali festival, which will continue until July 15.

Mayor Greg Fischer speaks at the kickoff event of the I Am Ali Festival and celebration of life of The Champ, Muhammad Ali.
Mayor Greg Fischer speaks at the kickoff event of the I Am Ali Festival and celebration of life of The Champ, Muhammad Ali.
Linkin' Bridge
Linkin' Bridge
Linkin’ Bridge performs at Muhammad Ali’s celebration of life.
Linkin’ Bridge performs at Muhammad Ali’s celebration of life.
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Lonnie Ali (left) and Mayor Greg Fischer (right) open a box of butterflies to release with a group of children.
Lonnie Ali (left) and Mayor Greg Fischer (right) open a box of butterflies to release with a group of children.
Lonnie Ali (left) and Mayor Greg Fischer (right) symbolically release butterflies at the end celebration.
Lonnie Ali (left) and Mayor Greg Fischer (right) symbolically release butterflies at the end celebration.
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
I Am Ali
I Am Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Members of the Ali Center Council of Students speak at the celebration.
Members of the Ali Center Council of Students speak at the celebration.
Also included in the celebration were blessings from representatives of various faith communities in Louisville.
Also included in the celebration were blessings from representatives of various faith communities in Louisville.
Rahman Ali (center), Muhammad Ali’s brother, was in attendance at the multi-denominational celebration of his brother’s life.
Rahman Ali (center), Muhammad Ali’s brother, was in attendance at the multi-denominational celebration of his brother’s life.
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali
Remembering Ali