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Basketball legend visits Kalamazoo

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made plenty of statements with his basketball playing, but it is what he has to say in his bestselling book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White that brings him to Kalamazoo March 14.

Abdul-Jabbar will discuss American culture from 7–9 p.m. at Miller Auditorium, dissecting what issues most affect Americans today. His visit is the crowning event in the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Reading Together program, which encourages members of the community to read the same book and participate in discussions and events on the book’s topics.

Abdul-Jabbar’s presentation is free to attend and no tickets are required, but those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP via the event’s website, If you plan to attend in a group larger than 10, call (269) 553-7895 to make arrangements.

For more information, including a full list of Reading Together events, visit the website.