“Kareem’s visit to Franklin & Marshall College was a great day. He shared wisdom and experiences before a crowd of 2500 in our packed gymnasium. He gave thoughtful answers to questions from a wide range of perspectives and discussed his book, Writings on the Wall. He showed our students that he respected their ideas and experiences. I liked the candor of his answers and was inspired by his deep conviction that Americans of good will can put aside our supposed differences and promote social justice and the common good.
“It’s inspiring to see an NBA legend who is so concerned about the issues of our time and the needs of others. What a superb example for our students! Besides sharing his insights, he shared his example — a lifetime learner, a constant reader, an engaged citizen, a humble human being with an independent mind and a learned voice who would probably have made great impacts as a professor or a judge if he hadn’t been blessed with his unique athletic ability. We can’t wait to read his next book on Coach Wooden and see him again! ”
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
President, Franklin & Marshall College