Fugees Academy Soccer Team Jersey

Description
This jersey was donated by Luma Mufleh, coach and founder of the Fugees soccer team for refugee children in Clarkston, Georgia. Mufleh formed the team in 2004 in response to the refugee resettlement that brought 6,000 refugees to Clarkston. Mufleh also created the Fugees Academy, the only school in the United States founded to help refugee children succeed in school while also having a dedicated soccer academy. Using soccer, the school helps the students from twenty-three countries form social connections, practice their English, and develop leadership skills. Facing an anti-immigrant backlash, the team overcame these difficulties by becoming a powerhouse soccer team in the state of Georgia.
Physical Description
polyester (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 19 in; 71.12 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
2015.0251.01
accession number
2015.0251
catalog number
2015.0251.01
subject
Sports
Immigration
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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