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Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project
Description The interviews in this collection come from the Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project, which was a two-year collaboration between the Minnesota Historical Society and Commonbound Communities, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. In 2004, fifteen young Somali women from St. Paul Public Schools joined together to create two films about what it is like to be Somali in Minnesota, "Two Homes, One Dream: The Somalis in Minnesota" and "What's with the Hijab?". Both films explore a variety of topics about cultural identity and adjusting to life in America as Somali person. The filmmakers interviewed themselves, their peers, community activists, and elders in the Somali community to present a range of viewpoints. These interviews are among those conducted for the project.
Quantity 1 project
4.25 hours sound disc
85 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Wilhide, Ms. Anduin ("Andy")
Interviewer and narrator: Abdalla, Bibi
Narrator: Adam, Abdisalam
Narrator: Del, Maryan
Narrator: Jama, Mohammed
Narrator: Mah, Hared
Narrator: Sheikh, Abdi
Interviewer and narrator: Yusuf, Sumaya
Interviewer: Abdibudul, Hodan
Subjects Somalis
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 06/01/2004 - Not later than 06/30/2004

Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 123
Accession Number AV2008.101
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