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The Greatest Field Trip

By Ron Maier

The Greatest Field Trip


We will be taking a field trip to many important locations in the life of Muhammad
Ali. We will primarily be in Louisville, Kentucky with a brief stop in Kinshasa, Zaire.

Alis Childhood Home


Muhammad Ali grew up on 3302 Grand Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky.

Alis Childhood Home (Starting Point of Trip)

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Virginia Avenue School (Now West End School)


Muhammad Ali attended elementary school school here. It is now
a free boarding school for boys.
3628 Virginia Avenue

West End School

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West End School

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Central High School


Muhammad Ali graduated from the historic Central High School in 1960.
1130 W. Chestnut Street, 40203

Central High School

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Central High School

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The Columbia Gym (Now Spalding University


Center)
This site is unique because it is the place where Muhammad Ali was trained to box
by a Louisville Police Officer, Joe Martin.
Ali wanted to learn to box because his bike was stolen at this location and he
wanted to whoop whoever it was that took it.

Columbia Gym (Now Spalding University Center)

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Centennial Olivet Baptist Church


Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, attend church here with his mother,
Odessa, before converting to Islam in 1964.
1541 W. Oak St

Centennial Olivet Baptist Church

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Ebenezer Baptist Church


Muhammad Alis father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., and brother, Rahaman Ali
were sign painters and artists.
Some of there work is still on display in this church.
1057 S. 28th Street, 40211

Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Louisville Gardens
Muhammad Ali fought in the Louisville Gardens Golden Gloves tournament in
1957.
24 S. Fourth Street

Rumble in the Jungle


October 29, 1974
Location: Kinshasa, Zaire
Ali Bomaye

Rumble in the Jungle Stadium Tata Raphael

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Muhammad Ali Boulevard


In honor of many Ali achievements, the city renamed Walnut Street to Muhammad
Ali Boulevard.
Runs nearly 5 miles long.
Muhammad Ali & 4th Street, 40202

Muhammad Ali Boulevard

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Muhammad Ali Center


The Muhammad Ali center in a great place to learn about and/or honor the legacy
of Muhammad Ali.
141 N. Sixth Street, 40202

Muhammad Ali Center

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Cave Hill Cemetery


This is Muhammad Alis final resting place.
Cave Hill Cemetery contains many prominent citizens, including Colonel Harlan
Sanders and George Rogers Clark.
701 Baxter Avenue

Cave Hill Cemetery

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RIP Muhammad Ali


Born: January 17, 1942
Died: June 3, 2016