"What Color is My World?: How African-American Inventors Changed the Way We Live".
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5 Interviews |
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Kareem Abdul-Jabaar | Lewis Ferdinand Alcindor | Lewis Alcindor | Lew Alcindor | Kareem Abdul Jabbar
7' 2" (2.18 m)
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[observation, 2016] Most young people today know Muhammad Ali only as the hunched old man whose body shook ceaselessly from Parkinson's. But I, and millions of other Americans black and white, remember him as the man whose mind and body once shook the world. We have been better off because of it.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Barack Obama
, in a live televised ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, on November 22, 2016, along with twenty other recipients, the the largest, and final Medal of Freedom ceremony of Obama's presidency. At this ceremony, the twenty-one recipients, in alphabetical order, included:
Wears a #33 on his basketball jersey
Known as "The Big 'A'" before his name change.