Ticket to a championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Spinks, Leon, American, born 1953
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Louisiana Sports, Inc., American
Louisiana Superdome, American, founded 1975
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (5.4 x 13.3 cm)
Type
tickets
Place depicted
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 15, 1978
Description
Ticket to the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks. The ticket is blue with black text. An image of the Superdome can be seen on the ticket. The text on the ticket starts with "LOUISIANA SPORTS, INC. / PRESENTS / THE BATTLE of NEW ORLEANS..."
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.219.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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