Interview: Algassimu Bah

Title

Interview: Algassimu Bah

Description

Algassimu Bah and his family left Liberia when he was 11 years old, they went to Gambia and later, at 13, he and his family relocated to the United States because of the war. His father wanted the best education for him and his siblings. When they were about to leave for the United States, people were really nice to them because they wanted them not to forget about them when they arrived. The way he imagined the USA was different as compared to reality. Back home when he heard of America, he thought of no suffering, have anything you want, as if it is a second heaven.

Date

March 17, 2019

Rights

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

Identifier

2019oh0155_irw0086

Interviewer

Isatu Kallon

Interviewee

Algassimu Bah

Sort Priority

0005

Interview Keyword

Community
Religion
Food habits
Culture
Assimilation
Adaptation
Fire fighters

Indexed By

Isatu Kallon

Files

bah_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Algassimu Bah,” Philly Immigration, accessed September 16, 2021, https://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/1063.

Geolocation