More Than Just A Game: The Black Origins of Basketball
By Madison Moore and Illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre
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Moore shares the growth of the sport through avenues like HBCUs and club teams...the Black Fives. Segregation didn't hold us back.
This book gives recognition to Edwin Bancroft Henderson and Cumberland Posey and other unsung heroes of basketball in the back matter, as well as, information about the Black Fives Foundation, and additional resources.
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"I have often said that I will truly have achieved my full legacy when I have helped or inspired people who never knew I was an athlete."
Me. Abdul-Jabbar is currently in the news taking a stance on player vaccination. He is known as an Athlete-Activist. From the Cleveland Summit and boycotting the '68 Olympics he has always used his platform to further social justice.
Not only is he an Athlete-Activist, he is also a Scholar-Author. Check out his picture book and young adult titles, including the critically acclaimed biography 'Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court', to learn more about this prolific life and journey.
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