Historical marker at Mohammed Ali’s childhood home
LOUISVILLE,KY–A historical marker now honors the childhood home of Muhammad Ali.
Metro Councilman David Tandy said, â€œThis is a significant step for the Kentucky Historical Society to take this, because traditionally this is an honor that is not given to someone who is still among us.â€
Before he was the greatest of all times, and before he ever learned how to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, Muhammad Ali…then known as Cassius Clay…grew up in the house at 3302 Grand Avenue in West Louisville. â€œHe used to baby-sit my children,â€ says Lawrence Montgomery, Aliâ€™s childhood friend and neighbor. â€œThey come in…go in the yard, go around, they never go in the house…they just go around and look at the place and then leave.â€