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Karen Community Oral History Project
Introduction
Description The Karen are an ethnic minority group in Burma and Thailand. In Southern Burma, in Kawthoolei state, the Karen have been involved in a struggle for independence since the end of World War II. The Karen villages continue to suffer frequent attacks and persecution from Burma's ruling military junta. Many Karen fled to safety across the eastern border into Thailand. Since 2000 Karen have been arriving in Minnesota. There are now over six thousand living in Minnesota. They are among the most recent refugees resettling in Minnesota. The Karen Community Oral History Project is part of the larger Asian American and Pacific Islander Oral History Project, a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
Quantity 1 project
3 hours sound cassette
1.5 hours compact disc
184 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Narrator: Say, Bless
Narrator: Thweet, Eh
Narrator: Ya, Ahmay
Narrator: Zan, Robert
Interviewer: Zander, David
Dates Creation: 11/05/2011
Holding Type Oral History - Project
ID Number OH 138
Accession Number AV2011.44
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Bless Say'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Eh Thweet'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Zan'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, compact disc: 'Karen Community Oral History Project: Interview with Ahmay Ya'