JOURNALIST, SCREENWRITER & RETIRED BASKETBALL PLAYER
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter, as well as a former professional basketball player. Since retiring from the NBA in 1989, he has been a political activist and education advocate. Abdul-Jabbar is an award-winning documentary producer and was featured in HBO’s most watched documentary of all time, Kareem: Minority of One. He has won Columnist of the Year three times from the National Arts and Journalism Awards for his writing in The Hollywood Reporter.
"Thank you for asking me to speak at the Yakima Town Hall. And thanks especially for hosting me with such warmth ... I can tell that Yakima is my kind of town!" - Laura Bush