Featuring Rasheda Ali
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for families with kids ages 9 and up
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rasheda Ali, daughter of Muhammad and Khalilah Ali, will join families to celebrate the life and legacy of her father who left a game-changing mark not only on boxing and American sports, but also on the Civil Rights Movement. On the eve of what would have been his 75th birthday, we welcome families to watch the film I Am Ali, which will be introduced by Ms. Ali, with a Q&A to follow.
This screening takes place in honor of our exhibitions Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing and “I am King of the World”: Photographs of Muhammad Ali by George Kalinsky.
About Rasheda Ali
Rasheda Ali is an internationally known author, speaker, spokesperson, and Parkinson’s disease advocate. She wrote I’ll Hold Your Hand So You Won’t Fall – A Child’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease, inspired by her children and her father, Muhammad Ali, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Rasheda’s recent speaking engagements include being the Grand Marshall and keynote speaker for the Annual Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Gala Fundraiser in New York, and she served as guest speaker at the Michael J Fox Foundation Leadership Retreat. Rasheda has appeared on many national and international shows, including Dateline with Katie Couric, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, as well as on MSNBC and CNN.
To learn more, visit her website at rashedaali.net. Or find her on social media:
About I Am Ali (2014)
This “affectionate” (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune) biographic portrait of The Greatest is told through private audio recordings, archival footage, and interviews with Ali’s family and closest friends. Filmmaker Clare Lewins enjoyed unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archives and his inner circle. Focus World. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hr. and 51 mins.