Kareem's calling: Building a better world

Originally Published: April 3, 2009
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

The image is striking: An African-American man who is a Muslim talking to audiences about Jewish people who were leaders in the early civil rights movement and how African-Americans and Jews shared a common fight against oppression. And to add to this eye-catching image, the speaker -- the man working to rebuild bridges between the African-American and Jewish communities -- is a giant in the sports world.

The man is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

It's happening. Abdul-Jabbar is a speaker in ...

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