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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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Video: John Henry A. on his expectations of America

John Henry A.

Cab company owner John Henry talks about his expectations of America as a young person in Ghana, and then the reality of living in Chicago.

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Video: Almaz Y. on adapting to Chicago’s climate

Almaz Y.

Almaz Y. talks about settling in Chicago and the difficulties of dealing with Chicago’s weather.

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Video: Almaz Y. on staying connected to other Ethiopians

Almaz Y.

Almaz Y. talks about how she says connected to other Ethiopians and Africans in Chicago.

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Video: Almaz Y. on community organizing in Chicago

Almaz Y.

Almaz Y. talks about how the Ethiopian community in Chicago became organized.

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Video: Almaz Y. talks about stereotypes of Ethiopia

Almaz Y.

Almaz Y. talks about how Ethiopian restaurants have changed Chicagoans’ perceptions of Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

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