NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the New York Renaissance basketball team will be honored as Ford Freedom Award Scholars for their outstanding achievements in the world of sports. Yahoo! Finance reports:

WXYZ announced it is partnering with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Ford Motor Company to present “Ford Freedom Award: Talent, Tenacity, Teamwork,” honoring the New York Renaissance Basketball Team and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the Ford Freedom Award Scholar.

The half hour special will air Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and will be rebroadcast on Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

Hosted by WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes, the Company said the program will feature an in-depth interview with actor, coach, author and newly selected U.S. Cultural Ambassador Abdul-Jabbar, who will be named the Ford Freedom Award Scholar.

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