Through the Streets of Muhammad Ali’s Childhood Home, a Final Send-Off


Fans React as Ali Is Mourned

Lifelong fans of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali gathered to pay respects outside his childhood home in Louisville, Ky., as his funeral went on in the same city.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date June 10, 2016.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Inside a big arena, the likes of Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel and a diverse range of family members and religious leaders spoke weighty and witty words about Muhammad Ali not long after he was laid to rest Friday in a cemetery here.

But it was from humble roots here that he became one of the world’s most recognizable figures, and an ad hoc outpouring of tens of thousands of people turned out on the streets for a final salute more celebratory than somber.


Spectators during the funeral procession for…

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