Birth Name: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 16, 1947
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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