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Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest at Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery today following a processional that will take his body through the streets. The private ceremony will take place before the public funeral, scheduled for 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum Center downtown.

Here are the speakers and schedule of events for the funeral:

 

QURANIC RECITATION

  • Hamzah Abdul Malik

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

  • Ayah Kutmah

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS

  • Imam Zaid Shakir

SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Kevin Cosby
  • Senator Orrin Hatch
  • Rev. Msgr. Henry Kriegel
  • Dr. Timothy Gianotti
  • Rabbi Michael Lerner
  • Chief Sidney Hill and Chief Oren Lyons
  • Rabbi Joe Rapport
  • Venerable Utsumi and Sister Denise

READING

  • Ambassador Shabazz
  • Valerie Jarrett — statement from President Obama

EULOGISTS

  • Lonnie Ali
  • Maryum Ali
  • Rasheda Ali-Walsh
  • Alessandra “Ali” DiNicola
  • Natasha Mundkur
  • John Ramsey
  • Billy Crystal
  • Bryant Gumbel
  • President William J. Clinton

ISLAMIC PRAYER, POEM & CLOSING OF SERVICE

  • Imam Zaid Shakir

And here are the pallbearers for Ali’s public funeral:

  • Kamawi Ali
  • Ibn Ali
  • Gene Dibble, Jr.
  • Jerry Ellis
  • John Grady
  • Lennox Lewis
  • John Ramsey
  • Will Smith
  • Mike Tyson
  • Jan Waddell

HONORARY PALLBEARERS

  • Rahaman Ali
  • Victor Bender
  • Howard Bingham
  • The Honorable John Y. Brown
  • George Chuvalo
  • Ronald DiNicola
  • George Foreman
  • Larry Holmes
  • Gene Kilroy
  • Jerry Perenchio
  • Michael Phenner
  • Dr. Harvey Sloane
  • Cleve Walker
  • Harlan Werner