LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter headlines the list of first-ever winners of humanitarian awards bearing Muhammad Ali’s name.
The nation’s 39th president was selected for the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award. Other recipients will include singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton for the awards that promote achievements in the fight for social justice.
Ali, a former three-time heavyweight champion, plans to be in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., for the awards presentations on Oct. 3.
The winners were announced Thursday by the Muhammad Ali Center.
Aguilera will receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, while Bolton was chosen for the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Gender Equality.
The winners also include a six young adults and teenagers who are being recognized for exemplifying core principles espoused by Ali.