This Week on Well Read TV: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Writings on the Wall

This week on Well Read, bestselling author and NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest nonfiction endeavor, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White (2016)—co-authored by Raymond Obstfeld—and released on August 23. A collection of essays written “in the vein of his Time magazine pieces,” Writings on the Wall takes on religion, racism, gender equality, social class, and more while handily synthesizing statistics, pop culture, and personal experience. In the video clip above, Abdul-Jabbar considers the Constitution and the importance of regularly “refresh[ing] . . . the memories of every generation of Americans.”

To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, September 23.

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