Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Muhammad Ali’s Home Site
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Muhammad Ali’s home site at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at 3302 Grand Ave. in Louisville.
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on Jan. 17, 1942, at Louisville General Hospital. He lived at 3302 Grand Ave. with his parents, Odessa and Cassius Clay Sr., and brother, Rudolph. Ali attended Central High School. The Clay family was part of the black middle class of West End Louisville, which was racially segregated at the time. There he began to train in boxing as a teenager and eventually transforming into three-time heavyweight champion and world-renowned humanitarian Muhammad Ali.
This historical marker is sponsored by Louisville Metro Council members David Tandy, Judith Green, Barbara Shanklin, Mary Wooldridge and Cheri B. Hamilton.
The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, commemorates historical sites, events and personalities throughout the state. Through the program, the wealth of Kentucky history is made accessible to the public on markers along the state’s roadways. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that add drama and interest to the countryside for Kentuckians as well as tourists. They are also available in an online database at
For more information about the program, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-30-An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.