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President Obama Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar receive the award live at 2:55 pm EST. [share title=”Share Online” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”false” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Related News [recent_posts type=”post” category=”news” count=”3″ offset=”1.” orientation=”horizontal” no_image=”false” fade=”false”]

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The University of Mount Union is pleased to announce that NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times-bestselling author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will join us on campus on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to present the Schooler Lecture.

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The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson’s classic — the suddenly urgent ‘King Lear’ of African-American plays — “to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle.” “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” wrote Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina in Read More »

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“It wasn’t enough to talk about what was right,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “They took action, putting their own safety in peril in order to do the right thing. Their example of enduring so much public hatred yet still forging head to further the cause of equality made me realize I would be ashamed if I didn’t do my part.”

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined moderator Henry Louis Gates, Jr., for a discussion of race relations in the United States. The speakers discussed social and political activism, their personal experiences, and the social responsibility of respected athlete-celebrities. The speakers then fielded questions from the audience. [share title=”Share Online” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”false” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Related News Read More »

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