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APB’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Legacy Transcends Basketball, Influences Today’s Activists

03 Apr 2018

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Legacy Transcends Basketball

Iconic basketball player and APB speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a household name among social justice advocates. His lifetime's work of activism began long before his rise to fame as one of the world’s greatest athletes. From his pivotal role boycotting the 1968 Olympics, Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) has been a symbol of hope for today’s youth who are fighting similar struggles for human rights.

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One of the most influential and respected black men in America today, Abdul-Jabbar is a regular contributing columnist for The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter, where he shares his thoughts on socially relevant and politically controversial topics. An audience favorite, his campus appeal reaches not only those heavily involved with activism, but anyone who has ever felt the effects of social injustice.

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