Abdul-Jabbar, newly named Global Cultural Ambassador for the State Department, has a new book, "What Color is My World?" about African-American inventors and innovators. He tells us why we don't know these names as well as we know Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, especially when looking at the depth of the contribution and achievement.
Why did he author this book? To show young kids, especially from minority neighborhoods, that they can have a future beyond just sports and entertainment, if they "get the right kind of educational foundation and apply themselves."
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