Order of events for Muhammad Ali's public memorial released - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Order of events for Muhammad Ali's public memorial released

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials have released the order of events for today's public memorial for Muhammad Ali.

A Quaranic recitation will be delivered by Hamzah Abdul Malik and an English translation will be done by Ayah Kutmah.

Imam Zaid Shakir will then give an introduction of speakers.

    People scheduled to speak during today's ceremony include:

    • Dr. Kevin Cosby
    • Senator Orrin Hatch
    • Rev. Msgr. Henry Kriegel
    • Dr. Timothy Gianotti
    • Rabbi Michael Lerner
    • Chief Sidney Hill and Chief Oren Lyons
    • Rabbi Joe Rapport
    • Venerable Utsumi and Sister Denise

    A reading will be done by Ambassador Shabazz.

    A statement from President Barack Obama will be read by Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.

    Eulogies will be presented by the following speakers:

    • Lonnie Ali, Ali's wife
    • Maryum Ali, Ali's daughter
    • Rasheda Ali-Walsh, Ali's daughter
    • Alessandra "Ali" DiNicola
    • Natasha Mundkur
    • John Ramsey
    • Billy Crystal
    • Bryant Gumbel
    • President Bill Clinton

    The ceremony will conclude with an Islamic prayer, poem and closing of service by Imam Zaid Shakir.

    The ceremony is scheduled to start this afternoon at 2 p.m. and is happening at the KFC Yum! Center.

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