APB’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Releases New Project on HISTORY®, "Black Patriots"
12 Feb 2020
NBA legend and APB speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is collaborating with the History channel to bring audiences the groundbreaking, one-hour documentary Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution, which premieres Wednesday, February 19th at 10pm ET/PT. Abdul-Jabbar has been heavily invested in bringing light to the untold stories of African-Americans throughout our nation’s history since he retired from his record-breaking NBA career.
Abdul-Jabbar both anchors the narrative onscreen through sit-down interviews and shapes the documentary from the filmmaking side as an executive producer. Telling the stories of black Americans in the Revolutionary War, Abdul-Jabbar said that the film “chronicles the surprising, crucial, and often ignored role that black people played in the creation of our country.”
As the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the NBA’s only six-time MVP, Abdul-Jabbar is an unparalleled icon in the world of basketball. Since his retirement, he has been making waves as a philanthropist, columnist, author and speaker who is known for his incisive voice and ability to highlight the stories that need to be told. In these divided times, Abdul-Jabbar is a powerful voice that can simultaneously challenge, teach and unite audiences.