It was in this gym and the surrounding neighborhood with its vibrant mix of racial, political and cultural identities, some have argued, that Cassius Clay took his first crucial steps to becoming Muhammad Ali.
Black leather boxing headgear with yellow interior. Open face design with cheek protection and adjustable head and chin straps for customized fit. "EVERLAST" label on front.
White terry cloth Everlast robe worn by Muhammad Ali at the 5th Street Gym. Robe includes a terry cloth belt. On the front right panel, situated on the upper chest, is a label for the brand in worn black letters. [EVERLAST/MADE IN U. S. A./Made Expressly for MUHAMMED ALI]. On the back sewn in large black letters is Muhammad Ali's name [MUHAMMED/ALI].