Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
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Adams recalls the history of the east downtown and Smoketown neighborhoods of Louisville, the predecessor organizations of the Presbyterian Community Center beginning in the 1910s, and the street corner newspaper sales business in Louisville beginning in the 1920s. Both men discuss their efforts to develop a recreation program in basketball, baseball and boxing at the Presbyterian Community Center beginning in the 1930s, the association of Muhammad Ali with the Center, and administrative changes at the Center during the early 1960s.
King is President of Mr. Klean's Janitorial and Maintenance Company. King discusses his family history and the founding of Mr. Klean's, a black-owned company which employs the largest percentage of black workers in the state of Kentucky. He was also acquainted with Muhammad Ali during his youth.