Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

by bearboy on March 15, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Birth Name: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 16, 1947

Ethnicity: Afro-Trinidadian, African-American

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American professional basketball player, writer, and actor. He played in the NBA, and is in the Hall of Fame as a Laker.

Kareem is the son of Cora Lillian (Douglas), of North Carolina, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, who was born in New York, to parents from Trinidad. He converted to Islam in the late 1960s.

Kareem’s paternal grandparents were Cyrus Alcindor and Venus.

Kareem’s maternal great-grandmother was Elva V. Douglas.

Sources: Kareem’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Kareem’s father – https://www.findagrave.com

Kareem’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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bablah June 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Finally found his father on a census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJRX-Q8B

He was Afro-Trinidadian.

bablah February 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm
Ardor February 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Arab name. And also looks Arab.

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