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Fugees Academy Soccer Team Cleats

Fugees Academy Soccer Team Cleats

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This pair of soccer cleats 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 to Clarkston. The Fugees Academy opened in Clarkston, Georgia, to teach immigrant children as part of a refugee resettlement that brought thousands of refugees to the area. Facing an anti-immigrant backlash, the team overcame these difficulties by becoming a powerhouse soccer team in the state of Georgia. Using soccer, the school helps the students form social connections, practice their English, and develop leadership skills.
Object Name
pair of cleats
Physical Description
synthetic leather (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 in x 9 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
2015.0251.02
accession number
2015.0251
catalog number
2015.0251.02
subject
Sports
Immigration
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Cultural 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
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