Boxing headgear worn by Muhammad Ali

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Caption
It was in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood with its vibrant mix of racial, political and cultural identities, some have argued, that Cassius Clay took his first crucial steps to becoming Muhammad Ali.
Black leather boxing headgear with yellow interior. Open face design with cheek protection and adjustable head and chin straps for customized fit. "EVERLAST" label on front.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
Everlast Worldwide, Inc., founded 1910
Owned by
Muhammad Ali, American, 1942 - 2016
Subject of
Dundee's 5th St. Gym, American, 1950 - 1983
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
leather, padding, cloth, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 7 in. (21.6 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Place collected
Miami, Dade, Florida, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1973
Type
headgear
Object number
2010.19.1