Training robe worn by Muhammad Ali at the 5th Street Gym.
Photograph of Muhammad Ali and Oscar Bonavena in the ring 1970. Photo by Lloyd W. Yearwood. © Estate of Lloyd W. Yearwood
Training boxing gloves used and signed by Cassius Clay 1960.
Boxing headgear worn by Muhammad Ali, Dundee’s 5th street gym. It was in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood with its vibrant mix of racial, political and cultural identities, some have argued,
Ringside bell from Dundee’s 5th St. Gym ca. 1973
Gym bag used by Cassius Clay 1960s
Ticket for the World Heavyweight Championship of Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay
“We at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture join the world in mourning the passing of the legendary athlete and humanitarian Muhammad Ali. His iconic performance in the ring was surpassed only by his actions on the world stage as an advocate for peace and justice. On behalf of the NMAAHC, I extend profound condolences to his family.
We are honored to preserve his legacy in our collections.”
Lonnie G. Bunch III
View additional objects in our Muhammad Ali collection here: http://s.si.edu/1Y85p6V