Civic Engagement

Black History Month: Virtual Teach-in hosted by Etan Thomas with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher and Damian Thomas

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On Friday, Feb. 12 the NBA continued its celebration of Black History Month with a Virtual Teach-in on the @NBA Twitter page.

Former NBA player Etan Thomas hosted the teach-in that featured Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, and Sports Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Dr. Damion Thomas.

The four discussed the undertaught and ignored parts of Black history, including the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the historical roots of the criminal justice system. They also spoke on the NBA's role in fighting for change during the Civil Rights Movement and the ways that current NBA and WNBA players and coaches carry on that passion today.

You can watch the entire teach-in below.

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