Yama Wilson interviewed by Reshad Hai and Arbesh Khan

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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
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.
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Subject: Basketball | Poetry
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20445
Description: Yama talks about how much he loved basketball when he was younger, how it was his escape from the violence and turmoil in his life. Then, when his mother barred him from playing for his school team, h ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20451
Description: Yama talks about growing up in Harlem and Northern Bronx. He recounts the various things he witnessed like gang violence and police brutality, and how he took solace from his struggles in basketball, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Subject: Gangs | Police brutality
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20447
Description: Yama talks about growing up in the Soundview Projects in Harlem. He discusses the bullying he would experience. He talks about his home situation and the people he grew up with.
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