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T-Mobile Foundation and African-American Museum Association to Recognize Juneteenth by Giving Away Children’s Books that Celebrate Black Leaders

T-Mobile Foundation and African-American Museum Association to Recognize Juneteenth by Giving Away Children’s Books that Celebrate Black Leaders

500 books will be available for free at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, 2021.

WHO / WHAT:The T-Mobile Foundation partnered with the African American Museum Association to put 7,500 books in the hands of children across the nation. The books reflect the contributions and stories of African Americans throughout history. Atlanta was selected as one of 14 cities across the country to participate with 500 local families walking away with a free book. Three titles were selected so that children from babies through grade 8 will benefit, and are:

  • “Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History” by Vashti Harrison (recommended for ages: baby – 9 years)

  • “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” by Vashti Harrison (recommended for ages: baby – 9 years)

  • “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Ibram X. Kendi (recommended for ages: 6-10 years)
WHY:Representation matters. Studies show that children’s early experiences shape what they imagine to be possible in life. T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation are committed to celebrating and recognizing the stories of African Americans through representation, and hope to inspire the next generation of history makers with stories of leaders who look like them.

“We’ve all heard the saying ‘you can’t be what you don’t see,’” said Jill Savitt, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “We are so grateful to T-Mobile Foundation and the African American Museum Association for making books available to young people to ensure all children can pursue their dreams, inspired by the paths of leaders who look like them.”
HOW:Families attending the museum on these dates. Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis while quantities are available.
WHEN:Friday, June 18, 2021, 1 pm to 3 pm;
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1 pm to 3 pm;
and Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11 am to 3 pm.
WHERE:National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
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