"Don’t count the days, make the days count." – Muhammad Ali
What more can be said about the Greatest, Muhammad Ali?
That he was the century’s finest athlete? That he was the voice of a generation? That he held the heart of America as he lit the 1996 Olympic flame? That his kindness transcended the brutality of the sport that brought him to worldwide attention?
We leave it to the orators and writers of our time to eulogize and celebrate his life.
As you look through Nashville Public Library's collection of film, photos and words, we invite you to re-discover the Ali that spoke to you.
- In His Own Words, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey
- King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the rise of an American hero by David Remnick
- From his daughter, Hana Ali, More than a hero: Muhammad Ali’s life lesson presented through his daughter’s eyes
- For the young adult, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, by Walter Dean Myers
- Through the lens of Magnum photographers, Muhammad Ali – 2004 Magnum Photos
- I am Ali (2014)
- When we were kings (1997)
- Muhammad and Larry, an ESPN 30 for 30 film by Albert Maysles