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Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement by [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Alan Steinberg, Henry Louis Jr Gates]

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"Abdul-Jabbar sets the record straight...with impassioned storytelling and prose as deft as one of [his] patented hooks from the paint." -- --People --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has had a remarkable career in basketball; many who do not follow the game nonetheless know Jabbar. After success on the court, Jabbar as citizen has discovered that many people, particularly young black Americans that he's spoken to, do not know "anything about African Americans of other areas or the history of our people in this country." Adapting the idea of celebrating courageous people in U.S. history, Kareem "celebrates" blacks in U.S. history who have had an impact on the development of the nation, such as the little-known explorer Estevanico and the resistance fighter Joseph Cinque, and the well-known freedom fighters Frederick Douglass and Rosa Parks. Jabbar may find it alarming that the young people that he interviewed "knew their favorite athlete's statistics, or a movie star's films" and nothing of Lewis Lattimer. But given his status, his book may be just the enticement needed to spark some interest in black history, which is what he probably had in mind. Bonnie Smothers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B071JZVQL6
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 8, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 11903 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 216 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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