Inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit Award

The University of Louisville granted Muhammad Ali the inaugural Grawemeyer Spirit award, which recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the world, on September 17. UofL President James Ramsey spoke at the ceremony held at the Louisville Palace, which included a photo retrospective by Ali photographer Neil Leifer. The award includes a $100,000 honorarium, of which Muhammad and Lonnie Ali donated a portion to establish the leadership scholarship for the UofL baseball team.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer

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