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Video: Paulo speaks on the Angolan Revolution

Paulo speaks on why he left his country of birth and the Angolan Revolution.

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Video: Paulo on why he came to Chicago

Paulo talks about why he came to the United States, and why he eventually ended up in Chicago.

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Video: Fatima on the “American Dream”

Fatima talks about her ideas of what American “is”, and how her ideas changed once she arrived to New York in 2001.

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Video: Fatima explains her identity as a Hair Braider

Fatima explains her identity as a Hair Braider and how important it is for Hair Braiders to “join hands” in order to preserve their culture while living in the US.

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Video: Fatima on her invitation to Chicago

Fatima talks about her invitation from New York to Chicago in 2001.

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Video: Fatima on her Civil Engagement Efforts

Fatima talks about the start of the Illinois Association of Hair Braiders (IAOHB), an organization where she is currently serving as President. Before this organization, hair braiding was not recognized as a profession in the state of Illinois, and law mandated that each hair braider have a cosmetology license. Now, hair braiders are able to […]

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