MUHAMMAD ALI’S FUNERAL PROCESSIONAL
COMES BY THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
(Louisville, KY) On June 3rd, Louisville native Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 years of age in Phoenix, Arizona. The Greatest of All Time, (GOAT) had a champion’s sendoff in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. On Friday, June 10th, streets throughout the city were blocked off so his 17-car processional could take his final journey to his resting place at Cave Hill Cemetery.
The processional led by family owned A.D. Porter and Sons Funeral Home owned by African-Americans has served the community for more than 100 years. They traveled down Old Walnut Street, known today as Muhammad Ali Blvd one last time. Stopping by landmarks and things important to Ali and his family.
When they passed 17th and Muhammad Ali they approached the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage where Aukram Burton, Executive Director for KCAAH captured these breath-taking and historical photos as hundreds stood at that route to say goodbye to Ali.
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The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is the result of a collection of African American educators, artists and historians who have collaborated to give the long dormant history of African Americans in the region the voice and platform it deserves. This group evolved from the Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee into its current mold, with a single unifying goal of promoting the Kentuckiana region’s black heritage.