About the Project

The Africans in Chicago Oral History Project is a new project of the United African Organization (UAO). The UAO is a dynamic coalition of African national associations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

This new project will collect the stories of African immigrants and refugees about their journey to Chicago. We’d love to know your personal story and hear about your new life. Read more about the project and then go to Participate if you would like to get involved.

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Please fill out the potential participant interview form if you would like to participate in the oral history project and agree to do a recorded or filmed interview. One of our research staff will contact you to discuss the next step.


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Your donation will enhance our core programs and support activities that further the mission of the United African Organization (UAO).