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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: Patrick W. talks about why he left Liberia for Chicago

Patrick W

Patrick W., President at Africa International House USA, Inc., a non-profit that organizes cultural programs like the African Festival of the Arts, talks about how the Liberian civil war drove him to leave his home country for the United States.

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Video: Almaz Y. explains why she came to Chicago

Almaz Y.

Almaz Y., owner of an Ethiopian restaurant, talks about how she came to Chicago as a refugee in 1982.

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Timelines

Check out our interviews timelines to see what brought them to Chicago. Look out for countries’ flags as markers of tumultuous events that catapulted many immigrants and refugees to the United States. Timelines

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