Fugees Academy Soccer Team Soccer Ball

Description
This soccer ball was donated by Luma Mufleh, 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 thousands of refugees from around the globe to Clarkston. Mufleh founded Fugees Academy, the only school in the United States founded to teach refugee children by focusing on soccer and academics. Using soccer, The Fugees overcame anti-immigrant backlash in Georgia. The school helps the students form social connections, practice their English, and develop leadership skills.
Physical Description
synthetic leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
ID Number
2015.0251.04
accession number
2015.0251
catalog number
2015.0251.04
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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