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Video: Imam Rufai – Influence of African-American singers

Imam Rufai

Imam Rufai talks about how African-American ‘spirituals’, Malcom-X and Kwame Nkrumah”s Pan-Africanism influenced his perceptions of life in America before he immigrated.

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Video: Imam Rufai’s expectations of America

Imam Rufai

Imam Rufai, who grew up in Ghana and spent some of his adult life in Nigeria, discusses his first meeting with an American: a PeaceCorp volunteer who called him a “monkey”.

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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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