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Lockett's latest philanthropic endeavor educates people on Black history

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Tyler Lockett has made it his mission as a pro athlete to give back to his community, both in Seattle where he plays and in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Lockett’s Light It Up Foundation has helped feed the hungry, give gifts during the holidays to those less fortunate and will add another aspect to his philanthropy. 

The Seahawks WR recently announced he would be teaming up with Fulton Street Books & Coffee in Tulsa and feature the Black History Collection, a series of bookmarks that feature Lockett on one side and a fact about Black history in Oklahoma on the other.

There are 16 collectibles in total and are being sold in two packs of eight for the price of $16 or all 16 can be purchased for $30. They are available in-store or available on the Fulton Street Books & Coffee website

Fulton Street is Tulsa's only Black-owned bookstore. Half of the proceeds will go to the bookstore and the other half go to Black-owned businesses in Oklahoma. 

Lockett has also pledged 12 scholarships worth $10,000 apiece to Tulsa Public Schools graduates. 

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.