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Video: Patrick W. – Will Africans in Chicago ever ‘unite’?

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Patrick W. from Liberia gives his view on whether it is possible for Africans in Chicago to unite as a community.

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Video: Patrick W. talks about identity

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Patrick W. from Liberia talks about first generation Africans’ struggle for identity (newly arrived immigrants or the U.S. born children of immigrants).

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Video: Patrick W. talks about the contributions of African Festival of the Arts

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Patrick W. talks about how the African Festival of the Arts has contributed to life in Chicago. He is the founder of the African Festival of the Arts.

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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: John Henry A. drives past African shops

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John Henry takes on a cab ride, showing streets in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, lined with African restaurants, shops and hair-braiding salons.

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Video: John Henry A. talks about ‘unity’ in the African community in Chicago

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John Henry talks about how organizing together as Africans is both easy and difficult in the U.S.

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