Abstract

Abdullah Almualem is the director of AACCESS-Ohio, an organization that at one time in Cleveland was thriving and helping Arab immigrants settle into the area. The organization is located on Cleveland's west side, near West 117th and Lorain Ave., an area designated by the city of Cleveland as 'Little Arabia'. Abdullah explains why he immigrated from Aleppo, Syria in 1994 to Cleveland and why he believes Aaccess to be integral to a prosperous immigrant population seeking to assimilate into American society as currently the organization has no funding. He also gives a very touching story of his own daughter's experience as a child attending school in Lakewood, who spoke little English

Creator

Almualem, Abdullah (interviewee)

Creator

Assily, Rania (interviewer); Tayyara, Abedel (interviewer)

Project

Arab Community in Cleveland

Date

5-28-2016

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

46 minutes

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