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Kareem abduljabbar is the nbas alltime leading scorer with 38,387 points and a basketball hall of fame inductee. Kareem abduljabbar travels from court to classroom to highlight. A documentary from executive producers kareem abduljabbar and deborah. Since his retirement as a player in the nba, kareem has. Since his retirement 18 years ago, hes become a fine historian and narrative writer, delivering valuable works on subjects ranging from overlooked africanamerican world war ii. The author of several new york times bestsellers, kareems previous books include giant steps, kareem, black profiles in courage, a season on the reservation, and brothers in arms. Abdul jabbar is an executive producer of the new history channel. Nba legend kareem abduljabbar has teamed with history on black patriots, a onehour documentary chronicling the role of african americans during the.

Nba legend kareem abduljabbar is out with a new book for young readers, becoming kareem. In this ideal introduction to black history, kareem abduljabbar examines the lives of heroic african americans and offers their stories as inspiring examples for young people, who too rarely encounter positive black role models in history books or in the media. Kareem abduljabbar retired from basketball in 1989. Kareem abduljabbar haunts the ncaa final four once more, his body folded into a mezzanine skybox, a ucla cap pulled low over a very high brow. The 70yearold remains the highest pointsscorer in the history of the nba and. Jul 03, 2000 kareem abdul jabbar did a masterful job in gathering these inspiring stories from what has been, unfortunately, the footnotes of history, if they were acknowledged at all. Kareem abduljabbar first learned about the battalion from family friend leonard smitty smith, a veteran of the battalion. Since retiring, abdul jabbar has been an actor, basketball coach, and a new york times bestselling author. Kareem abdul jabbar examines the lives of heroic africanamericans and offers their stories as inspiring examples for people who too rarely encounter positive role models in history texts, schoolrooms, and the media. Kareem abdul jabbar is a huge holmesian72 tall, basketballs alltime leading scorer, and recipient of the presidential medal of freedom our nations highest civilian honor which was awarded from president obama. Kareem abdul jabbar became the greatest scorer in the history of professional basketball by perfecting a game based on finesse, agility and phenomenal shotmaking technique rather than brute force or physical bulk.

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Kareem abdul jabbar is a sixtime nba champion, alltime leading scorer turned author that writes historical mystery. Kareem abdul jabbar and deborah morales serve as executive producers for iconomy multimedia and entertainment. Kareem abdul jabbar is the nbas alltime leading scorer with 38,387 points and a basketball hall of fame inductee. A dominant high school basketball player, abduljabbar was recruited to play at ucla and led the bruins to three national titles. Nba legend kareem abduljabbar is shining a light on the role african americans played in the american revolutionary war. Since retiring from basketball, kareem abduljabbar, the leading scorer in nba history, has been devoted to engaging young people with history. Kareem abduljabbar, also called until 1971 lew alcindor, byname of ferdinand lewis alcindor, jr. In on the shoulders of giants, indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian kareem abduljabbar invites readers on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the harlem. The documentary highlights african americans who stood up to british rule and helped establish the united states of america. Decidedly larger than his peers from an early age, he grew to seven feet, oneandthreequarter inches tall, and. Feb 11, 2020 nba legend kareem abdul jabbar is shining a light on the role african americans played in the american revolutionary war.

Kareem abduljabbar, basketball legend and the nbas alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of littleknown africanamerican inventors in this lively, kidfriendly book. Kareem abduljabbar is a very influential person in our society. Kareem abduljabbar on the importance of black history. Kareem abduljabbars most popular book is mycroft holmes. The nbas alltime leading scorer, kareem abduljabbar is also a devoted book lover. I know in my history books there was no mention of black participation in the revolutionary war.

Kareem abduljabbar was born in new york city in 1947. The film dives into the oftenignored stories of these. We know his legacy in basketball and all he has done for his african american and islamic communities and his country. Jan 30, 2007 kareem abdul jabbar was born ferdinand lewis alcindor, jr. Kareem abduljabbar is recognized by sports illustrated and time magazine as history s greatest basketball player he is the nbas alltime leading scorer. Kareem abduljabbar to produce revolutionary war doc black. A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of flags of our fathers, brothers in arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st black panthers, the first allblack armored unit to see combat in world war ii. See all books authored by kareem abduljabbar, including what color is my world the lost history of africanamerican inventors, and mycroft holmes, and. The onehour documentary from executive producer and nba legend kareem abdul jabbar, black patriots. Kareem abduljabbar introduces black history kareem. The nba legend tells us how to inform kids by the editors since retiring from basketball, kareem abduljabbar, the leading scorer in nba history, has been devoted to engaging young people with history.

Heroes of the revolution, premieres wednesday, february 19 at 109c. Kareem abduljabbar was born ferdinand lewis alcindor, jr. My journey through the harlem renaissance, coauthored by raymond obstfeld. Kareem abduljabbar on forgotten black heroes in us history the new documentary black patriots examines african american revolutionaries who fought in americas war of independence. The onehour documentary from executive producer and nba legend kareem abduljabbar, black patriots. Kareem abduljabbar is recognized by sports illustrated and time magazine as historys greatest basketball player he is the nbas alltime leading scorer. Award winning books books by kareem abduljabbar view official kareem abduljabbar store buy the book buy the book buy the comics buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book buy. Kareem abduljabbar, author info, published books, bio, photo. In on the shoulders of giants, indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian kareem abdul jabbar invites readers on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the harlem. Kareem abduljabbar audio books, best sellers, author bio. Kareem abdul jabbar is considered by many fans and sportswriters to be the greatest basketball player of all time.

Kareem abduljabbar, is a basketball legend, us cultural ambassador, and bestselling author. Nba legend kareem abduljabbar has teamed with history on black patriots, a onehour documentary chronicling the role of african americans during the revolutionary war. My journey through the harlem renaissance, coauthored. Black profiles in courage hardcover book signed by. Jan 18, 2020 nba legend kareem abduljabbar has teamed with history on black patriots, a onehour documentary chronicling the role of african americans during the revolutionary war. His novel mycroft holmes, starring sherlock holmes lesser well known but far more talented older brother, was. Basketball legend kareem abduljabbar is the executive producer of a. Kareem abduljabbar, john wooden and doing the right thing.

Reflections from inside, he remains a devout muslim and an active, articulate spokesperson for africanamericans alan steinberg is the author of numerous books, including the new york times bestseller behind the mask and black profiles in courage with kareem abduljabbar. His books for adults include giant steps, kareem, black profiles in courage, a season on the reservation, brothers in arms, and on the shoulders of giants. Enjoyed hearing the taped version of brothers in arms by kareem abduljabbar and anthony walton, the true story of the 761st tank battaliona group of black soldiers who have been mostly forgotten by history. Kareem abduljabbar is considered by many fans and sportswriters to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Kareem abduljabbar on his love of history, youth sports and. The nbas alltime leading scorer, kareem abdul jabbar is also a devoted book lover. Kareem abduljabbar is continuing his legacy of social activism by educating a new generation on black history. Author interview kareem abduljabbar, author of on the. Profiled here are peter salem, the volunteer soldier who turned the tide at bunker hill. Heroes of the revolution history channel, streaming on demand free at play.

Feb 19, 2020 abdul jabbar is the narrator of black patriots. The 7foot2 hall of fame center, famous for his indefensible skyhook, also dominated the nba for 20 years. Black patriots were heroes of the revolution but not. Books by kareem abduljabbar author of mycroft holmes. Feb 19, 2020 kareem abdul jabbar is continuing his legacy of social activism by educating a new generation on black history. Nba legend kareem abduljabbar is an executive producer of the new history channel documentary black patriots. Jul 06, 2015 kareem abdul jabbar haunts the ncaa final four once more, his body folded into a mezzanine skybox, a ucla cap pulled low over a very high brow. The first memoir for young readers by sports legend kareem abdul jabbar.

The first memoir for young readers by sports legend kareem abduljabbar. Growing up on and off the court most of us know the name, the legend kareem abdul jabbar. L ike all people my age i find the passage of time so startling, kareem abduljabbar says with a quiet smile. The lost history of africanamerican inventors highlights unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve peoples lives. What color is my world the lost history of africanamerican. The history buff is executive producer and host of the 42minute documentary black patriots. Nba legend and activist kareem abduljabbar is teaming up with history on a documentary on the african american experience during the revolutionary war. Black profiles in courage hardcover book signed by kareem. He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. Kareem abduljabbar is one of the most famous and accomplished.

Black patriots were heroes of the revolution but not the history books basketball legend kareem abduljabbar is the executive producer of a new documentary focusing on the lives of black. He set numerous nba records during his 20year career, including most points scored 38,387, most field goals made 15,837, most minutes played 57,446, and most mvp awards won 6. Hes written extensively, including what color is my world childrens, brothers in arms military history, and on the shoulders of giants black history. Kareem abduljabbar on his new book becoming kareem. Jan 18, 2020 the onehour documentary from executive producer and nba legend kareem abdul jabbar, black patriots. His latest is coach wooden and me, about two of the greatest sports figures in history. Kareem also remains intellectually active, authoring six bestselling history books intended to popularize the contributions of africanamericans to american culture and history. His heroic fights will be admired for ages to come. Dec 08, 2017 l ike all people my age i find the passage of time so startling, kareem abduljabbar says with a quiet smile. Alcindor dominated the new york city high school basketball scene. A dominant high school basketball player, abdul jabbar was recruited to play at ucla and led the bruins to three national titles. Steve ascher, kristy sabat, jessica conway, and stephen mintz are executive producers for the six west media group. Kareem abduljabbar on his love of history, youth sports. An inspiring book that broadens the definition of inventor and shines a light on many.

He is one of the most respected and influential black men who use their platform to share their thoughts on the politically controversial and socially relevant topics about the united states. Kareem abduljabbar on his love of history, youth sports and which books everyone should read the basketball legend has always had a writers touch kareem abduljabbar dan winters. Kareem abduljabbar on the importance of black history today. The achievements by black americans and their contributions to this country have been largely ignored by historians until recently. So, at first, writing was a way for me to indulge in my passion to research subjects that interested me. Kareem abduljabbar, american collegiate and professional basketball player who dominated the game in the 1970s and early 80s. The author of several new york times bestsellers, kareem s previous books include giant steps, kareem, black profiles in courage, a season on the reservation, and brothers in arms. Writing and activism abdul jabbar at a book signing in 2007. At one time, lew alcindor was just another kid from new york city with all the usual problems. His latest book for young people, also cowritten with obstfeld, is what color is my world the lost history of africanamerican inventors.

Kareem abduljabbars black patriots documentary set on. Kareem abduljabbar on forgotten black heroes in us history. Kareem abduljabbar born ferdinand lewis lew alcindor on april 16, 1947 is considered by many fans and sportswriters to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Browse kareem abduljabbars bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. Knobler, peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. What color is my world the lost history of african. Since retiring, abduljabbar has been an actor, basketball coach, and a new york times bestselling author. Abduljabbar is an executive producer of the new history channel. Heroes of the revolution, a new documentary premiering wednesday on the history channel. Well, just when i thought back to the history books that i had to deal with when i was in grade school and high school, they never ever dealt with this subject. Since retiring from the nba, ive been writing books and articles to bring. Kareem abduljabbar on black patriots documentary youtube. In this article, we will learn about kareem abdul jabbar in his own words by reading through his book. Kareem abduljabbar has 36 books on goodreads with 35115 ratings.

Kareem abduljabbar is a sixtime nba champion, alltime leading scorer turned author that writes historical mystery. Kareem abduljabbar books list of books by author kareem. Abdul jabbar is the executive producer of the 2020 history channels black patriots. Offering profiles with fast facts and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a tribute to black inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter. His work in basketball is just as impressive as his work with racial discrimination and religion.

Kareem abduljabbar, john wooden and doing the right. Kareem abduljabbars new york times bestseller introduces young. Kareem abduljabbar became the greatest scorer in the history of professional basketball by perfecting a game based on finesse, agility and phenomenal shotmaking technique rather than brute force or physical bulk. African american literature book club celebrating our literary legacy since 1997 black literature is for everyone african american literature book club. Jan 18, 2020 nba legend and activist kareem abduljabbar is teaming up with history on a documentary on the african american experience during the revolutionary war. Black patriots is produced for history by the six west media group. Ive always been an avid reader, devouring books on pretty much everything from history to fiction to politics. Jul 01, 2019 kareem abdul jabbar was born in new york city in 1947. Black patriots were heroes of the revolution but not the. Kareem abduljabbar audio books, best sellers, author. Kareem abduljabbar examines the lives of heroic africanamericans and offers their stories as inspiring examples for people who too rarely encounter positive role models in. Award winning books books by kareem abdul jabbar view official kareem abdul jabbar store buy the book buy the book buy the comics buy the book buy the book buy the. Kareem abduljabbar books list of books by author kareem abdul. His first novel mycroft holmes, starring sherlock holmes.

According to his manager, deborah morales, abduljabbar author of 16 books, only six about basketball has written kareem abduljabbar and anna waterhouse. He has written seven books, including the bestselling on the shoulders of giants. The lost history of africanamerican inventors by kareem abduljabbar. Kareem abduljabbar producing revolutionary war doc at. Kareem abduljabbar, author info, published books, bio. Jan 28, 2020 black patriots is produced for history by the six west media group.

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