Muhammad Ali’s Father, Brother Leave Artistic Mark On Louisiana Church

Murals by Cassius Clay Senior at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on 28th and Grand. (Photo: WHAS11)
Murals by Cassius Clay Senior at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on 28th and Grand. (Photo: WHAS11)

They weren’t members of this church–but Cassius Clay Senior would apparently show up at different locations with paint brushes in hand. He was ready to leave his mark.

He was known as the “Louisville Lip”, but it was really his fists that did the talking.

Muhammad Ali with those combinations of punches turned boxing into an art form.

Marjorie Marshall is a trustee at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church on 28th and Grand.

She knew him way back when he was Cassius Clay Junior. But she also knew his father–Cassius Clay Senior, who was a sign painter.

He asked if he could leave a mark of another kind at their church–painting religious murals on the walls at the church.

Cassius Clay Senior and his other son Rudolph painted three murals.

Rudolph is now known as Rahaman Ali.

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SOURCE: WHAS 11 – Rachel Platt

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