Collection Highlights: Muhammad Ali's Headgear

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 13, 2016
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Everlast boxing headgear
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Boxing headgear worn by Muhammad Ali

Created by: Everlast Worldwide, Inc., ca. 1973

The headgear was used by Ali at the 5th Street Gym in Miami. It was in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood, with its vibrant mix of racial, political and cultural identities, some have argued, that Clay took his first crucial steps to becoming Muhammad Ali.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture