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History Channel, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Team on 'Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America' Documentary

Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
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History has teamed with NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to create a new documentary that looks at important social and political movements in America.

The documentary, Fight The Power: The Movements That Changed America. Debuts June 19 and will focus on the impact key movements -- from the 1880’s Labor Movement to women’s suffrage and civil rights -- have had in shaping our society, according to History. Abdul-Jabbar will serve as narrator and executive producer of the one-hour documentary. 

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"One of this country’s greatest strengths is its willingness to listen to the voices of its people—whether at the ballot box or in the streets—and make changes to bring about a more equitable society," said Abdul-Jabbar in a statement.

Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America is also executive produced by Deborah Morales Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway, Kai Bowe, Stephen Mintz, Eli Lehrer and Jennifer Wagman.