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: 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. He converted to Islam in the late 1960s.

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

Sources: 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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