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Video: Jepchumba talks about what pulled her to Chicago

Jepchumba tells us about herself, her work, and why she came to Chicago.

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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 her invitation to Chicago

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

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Video: Imam Rufai on his invitation to Chicago

Imam Rufai

Imam Rufai talks about what brought him to Chicago – an invitation from Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. He arrived in February, amid freezing temperaturs but he had a cousin in the city who helped him settle in.

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Video: John Henry A. on what pulled him to Chicago

John Henry A.

John Henry from Ghana tells a funny story about his arrival in Chicago; he also talks about the role of the green card lottery in bringing more Ghanaians to the city.

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My Chicago

See our visitors’ photo essays on Chicago. Find out what it is about this city that gives them a sense of meaning and ownership. You too can load up pictures of some places you have visited in Chicago or things in Chicago that remind you of home. My Chicago

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