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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.


Justice for Keith LaMar is proud to support Native Sons Literacy Project, a reading program founded a decade ago by Keith LaMar in the hopes of interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that trapped him in his early years. The project aims to help kids who are most vulnerable discover ways to open doors they never could imagine. Native Sons has been able to get hundreds of meaningful books into high schools and juvenile detention centers, as well as to incarcerated men and women by request, important works such as Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, Richard Wright's Black Boy, and Shaka Senghor's Writing My Wrongs. 


Even from one of the most awful places imaginable, Native Sons Literacy Project shines 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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Watch news channel WCPO's story about Aiken High School in Cincinnatistudents participate in a weekly Native Sons Literacy Project book club. 

Check out the Native Sons Literacy Web site:

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