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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali

 
 
Muhammad Ali's Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Muhammad Ali's Home Site Marker
Inscription.  
Muhammad Ali's Home Site
Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born on January 17, 1942 at Louisville General Hospital. He grew up and lived here at 3302 Grand Ave. with his parents, Odessa & Cassius Clay, Sr., and brother, Rudolph. Ali attended public schools that were mostly black, including Central High School.

"Education Brings Self-Respect"Muhammad Ali
The Clay family was part of the black middle class of West End Louisville, which was racially separated. Yet here is where young Clay’s values were instilled, transforming him into three-time heavyweight champion and world-renowned humanitarian, Muhammad Ali.
 
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2339.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.493′ 
"Education Brings Self-Respect" — <small><i>Muhammad Ali</i></small> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali Marker
N, 85° 48.495′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3302 Grand Avenue, Louisville KY 40211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Avenue Colored School (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Little Africa" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carl Braden Memorial Center / Home to Campaigns for Racial Justice (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calvary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark (approx. one mile away); Samuel M. Plato, 1882-1957 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Southworth (approx. 1.3 miles away); I. Willis Cole, 1887-1950 / Home of I. Willis Cole (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — <i>Muhammad Ali</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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