Published on September 14, 2018 

Nicaraguan American man at table

". . . I’ve become a lot more aware of the fact that I’m black, that I’m, I’m a black American. I, and most people would probably categorize me as an African-American, um. I personally wouldn’t, just because I feel like I’m Haitian-American because, you know, I, my roots are in Haiti."


Introduction: Carlos Aleman

Dr. Carlos Aleman shares his family’s experience immigrating to America, his identity as Nicaraguan-American, and his goals for his History of Immigration course.
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Imam Ashfaq Taufique

Imam Asfaq Taufique describes some of the cultural differences he overcame after immigrating to America.
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Olivier Barreau

Olivier Barreau discusses the differences between New York City and Alabama, and describes how “black American” and “African-American” are often, inaccurately, used interchangeably in the United States.
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RepositorySamford University Oral History Collection