The Charlotte community will gather Sunday in uptown Charlotte to celebrate the life and work of Muhammad Ali, the world-renowned boxing legend who died Friday at age 74.
The public memorial service is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. at Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St. The memorial will be hosted by Charlotte Muslims.
“The Charlotte community is invited to come together to celebrate the life of a great humanitarian, athlete, activist and brother,” the invitation for the event says.
Ali was born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Ky. He converted to Islam in 1964 and changed his name to Mohammad Ali. He later cited religious conviction in refusing to be drafted during the Vietnam War.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms