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These days, there are few instances where we have the opportunity to tell our own stories on screen. From major motion films to TV’s most popular shows, few of them share our stories our way.

But Eugene Martin aims to change that.

Martin teamed up with Dollena Campbell, Ed Givnish, and Mario Grigorov to create the film, The Anderson Monarchs, a documentary about the only all girls, nationally competitive African-American soccer club in the US.

Named after legendary singer and civil rights activist Marian Anderson and Jackie Robinson’s Negro League baseball team, the Anderson Monarchs are a powerhouse. Not only do they play soccer against the backdrop of inner city Philadelphia, but these ladies are also winning in the classroom and the community, excelling in academics and leadership in their neighborhood.

This documentary is just the thing that would inspire so many young people, but it’s in need of our help.

Martin and his team need to raise $25,000 to finish the film, and only have a few days left to make it happen. So far, they’ve raised half of the money—$13,773 from 154 people, to be exact—and they have until April 21st to meet their goal.

Many of us have blogged, commented, and talked about seeing more positives images of ourselves in the media—now is the time to put our money where our mouth is.

Check out The Anderson Monarchs’ Kickstarter page to donate and find out more information about the documentary.

 

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  • BeautyIAM

    I’m so proud of all these girls.

  • WoW

    I used to play soccer but had to stop when I transfered to an all black school where they only played basketball. I will get this and watch it for sure. Thank you.

  • Laina

    Thanks for the information about fundraising effort.