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'We can never forget that he is our own': Metro Council passes resolution to put Muhammad Ali on stamp

There have been over 800 people featured on a US postage stamp, but not once has that person been Muhammad Ali.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Metro Council passed a resolution to put the greatest of all time on a postage stamp.

There have been over 800 people featured on a US postage stamp, but not once has that person been Muhammad Ali.

"Muhammad Ali, as everyone knows was known worldwide internationally. Probably the most internationally public figure, individual around the globe. For all his work, not just as an athlete, but as a humanitarian," Councilman Kevin Triplett (D) of Dist. 15 said.

On the six-year anniversary of Ali's passing, the Muhammad Ali Center announced a public awareness campaign to put the champ on a stamp.

The council also wants Louisville to be the first in a long list of cities that have an Ali stamp.

"We've challenged every city across the city to do the same," Metro Council Liaison Wanda Mitchell-Smith said. "We can never forget that he is our own." 

Muhammad Ali Center officials said the process will probably take a couple of years to get approval and develop the stamp.

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