Historical Marker #2593 stands at the site of Muhammad Ali’s grade school. Known at the time as the Virginia Avenue Colored School, Ali was a pupil there from 1948 to 1954. Ali, at the time called Cassius Clay, first began to hone his boxing…

Historical marker #2592 commemorates the location of the gym where Muhammad Ali was first introduced to boxing. We share stories about our heroes: epic deeds, fantastic feats, and improbable origins. These folktales exist to teach lessons or…

Historic marker #2591 denotes Chickasaw Park, a public park on Louisville’s west side. While living in the neighborhood, Muhammad Ali ran the trails and paths in the park. Neighbors recall seeing Ali running through the park with his 1960 Olympic…

Historical marker #2590 notes the significance of Central High School in Louisville. Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, attended Central from 1956 until 1960. It was during this time that Ali trained for and won a gold medal in the 1960 Rome…

Historical marker #2589 commemorates the Presbyterian Community Center, formerly the Presbyterian Colored Mission. Here, a young Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, met and trained with Fred Stoner. While Joe Martin of the Columbia Gym…