#BlackFolkSwimFast:<br />
Cullen Jones and Lia Neal Are Headed to London

#BlackFolkSwimFast:
Cullen Jones and Lia Neal Are Headed to London

Two young Olympians are poised to change "what they say" about African-Americans and swimming

Mark Anthony Neal

by Mark Anthony Neal, July 17, 2012

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#BlackFolkSwimFast:<br />
Cullen Jones and Lia Neal Are Headed to London

Lia Neal and Cullen Jones

Manager of Multicultural Marketing, recently organized a group viewing of Chris Rock’s Good Hair to help sensitive some of her colleagues to the issue.

Whatever her success at the London OLYMPICS, Neal’s most lasting legacy might be to show young Black girls like herself, that not only can they swim, but they can also aspire to compete at the highest levels, while developing a skill that transferable to so many aspects of their lives including positive self-image, self-confidence and discipline, and the ability to save lives.

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