Fugees Academy Soccer Team Soccer Ball

Fugees Academy Soccer Team Soccer Ball

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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.
Object Name
soccer ball
Physical Description
synthetic leather (overall material)
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Many Voices, One Nation
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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