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Authors: Hikmah Abodunrin
Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18458
Description: Hikmah talks about speaking Yoruba at home. Her parents only speak to her siblings and her in Yoruba while they respond in English. She says their family friends make fun of her Yoruba.
Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20444
Description: Yama talks about raising his kids in the shelter. He discusses how they got special treatment because his kids are cute. He thinks that growing up in the shelter is detrimental for them. He credits th ... More
Date: Time Period: 2015
Subject: Navajo Indians
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20450
Description: Yama talks about the time he went to Tennessee and hung out with Navajos. He went on a running journey with them into KKK territory.
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2016
Subject: Poetry
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20446
Description: Yama talks about how despite all the hurdles he has been dealt, he has remained positive. He states that as being the key for his getting to this point in his life. He talks about the good times he ha ... More
Authors: Hikmah Abodunrin
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18456
Description: Hikmah talks about how she grew up in three different places: Nigeria, Brooklyn, and then Queens. She left Nigeria at a young age with her family to live in Brooklyn. Then, she moved to South Jamaica ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20448
Description: Yama talks about his activities and his experiences living in the shelter, including the violence he has seen during his time there.
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20452
Description: Yama talks about how he moved to Queens. He talks about his first couple of years living in the homeless shelter and the environment there.
Authors: Hikmah Abodunrin
Date: Time Period: 1996 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18457
Description: Hikmahis Nigerian and has been living in South Jamaica for the last 7 years. She previously lived in Brooklyn. She was born in Nigeria, and left Nigeria at a very young age with her parents, whom have ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19428
Description: Al talks about the history behind the Latimer House, and tells the story of Lewis Latimer and his work. He also outlines the steps he took to set up the Latimer House.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19426
Description: Al Rankin talks about the events that the social clubs of Flushing would throw for fun. He describes how the businesses of Flushing have changed over the years.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19425
Description: Al Rankin talks about the NAACP and the Flushing Democratic Club's work in Flushing. He discusses what type of members they had and the work they did.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19427
Description: Al Rankin talks about moving into Flushing after growing up in Mississippi. He talks about the apartment he lives in and how he is still there today.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19423
Description: Al Rankin talks about how the black community in Flushing has changed over time. He thinks it has gotten stronger through the years. He also talks about how the development will affect the community.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19424
Description: Al talks about his predictions for the future of Flushing. He thinks there will be more business in the area. He wants people who visit the Tennis Center to come to the downtown Flushing area more.
Date: Time Period: 1975 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19430
Description: Al Rankin - Full Interview: Al Rankin has been living in Flushing since 1975. He settled in the Carlyle Towers on Kissena Boulevard and has been there ever since. He is a part of the Northwest Chapter ... More