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Film, Video Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Literacy

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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Literacy


  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Event Date

  • September 24, 2016


  • -  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, six-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, performed research in the early 1960s at Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He was drawn back to researching in library archives for his most recent book, "Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes." Inspired by recollections of a family friend and veteran of the battalion and working with cowriter Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members to develop this recounting of the wartime experiences of courageous men.

Running Time

  • 1 minutes

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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