Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change


  • Muhammad Ali Center 144 North 6th Street Louisville, KY, 40202 United States

This traveling exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center tells the story of how athletes have used their celebrity to fight for social change. It includes interactive displays that show how some of history’s super athletes like Muhammad Ali, Martina Navratilova, Jesse Owens and Terry Fox scaled to the heights of sports by defying expectations and restrictions levied by governments, advertisers, and spectators alike. In doing so, they became potent symbols that helped drive movements that changed sports and society.