Timeless Fighting Spirit: What Makes Muhammad Ali so Great? by The New School - Parsons School of Design

Nicknamed "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali is regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. Apart from being known as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all times, other decisive factors have also shaped the boxer's life, including his devotion to social justice issues.

Looking closely at the Smithsonian Collection, what are the some of famous objects that we can recognize that embody Muhammad's Ali Greatness?

By crafting a visual narrative of Muhammad Ali's biography, this project weaves together different elements of his legacy to help the reader explore in a horizontal or vertical manner different chapters of his life. This includes record-breaking boxing accomplishments which occurred alongside significant social and political upheavals that shaped his era. In addition to narrative content and boxing records, symbolic items and iconic photos immortalizing defining events are enmeshed to enrich the storytelling experience.