Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is a basketball legend, US Cultural Ambassador, and bestselling author. His book What Color Is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors highlights “unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people’s lives.” Ray Fouché, Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Purdue University, interviews Abdul-Jabbar to explore his interest in innovation, the contribution of black inventors in American history, and how to encourage youth today to participate in technology and science to make a difference in the world.
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Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Program Begins at 6:30 p.m. Light Reception to Follow.
This program is part of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s Innovative Lives series, which gives participants the opportunity to engage in a public conversation with diverse inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their pioneering work and careers.
Venue: American History Museum
Event Location: Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
Cost: Free; registration is required. https://innovativelives2018.eventbrite.com
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Related Exhibition: Places of Invention, Inventive Minds
Accessibility: Assisted listening devices
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