Native Sons Literacy Project

It's important to know that the magnitude of Keith LaMar's presence on this earth cannot be contained by this death sentence he carries. In spite of being made to suffer inhumane conditions these three decades, he has continued to pour love and knowledge on friends and strangers alike, inspiring them to find ways to live their lives with purpose. He has founded the Native Sons Literacy Project to help kids caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline discover that reading will open doors they never could imagine. Through his efforts, Keith has been able to get hundreds of meaningful books in the hands of at-risk juveniles, books such as Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, Richard Wright's Black Boy, and Shaka Senghor's Writing My Wrongs. He exchanges calls and letters with high school and college classes, inspiring people to live their most meaningful lives while they yet can. Even from one of the most awful places imaginable, he is shining a light into the darkness. That will be Keith LaMar's legacy, no matter the outcome of his most critical situation.

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