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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: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22075
Description: Indira Garcia talks about the process of immigrating to the United States. She talks about what life was like in her home country. Indira goes onto talk about her current life in the United States and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22080
Description: Chun-Hee recalls one of her first and most memorable events as a recent immigrant and New York City arrival. A kind city bureaucrat took pity on her and rescinded most of her husband's fine accrued wh ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948-2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:29011
Description: Siu-Kee Yip moved to New York from Guangzhou in 1985. She lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn from 1985 to 2014, and moved to Forest Hills, Queens since 2014. In this interview, Siu-Kee reflects on the fam ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18434
Description: Esther Weinreb recounts her experience at the 1939 World's Fair. She was in sixth grade at the time and took at least two trips to visit, both with the school and with her family. She describes her fa ... More
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