Takhar Kasumov discusses the Azerbaijani Cultural Garden and the development of a small Azeri community in Cleveland. Born in Azerbaijan, Kasumov, a ten year Cleveland resident, explains the impetus behind the creation of the garden and the significance of the hearth that serves as its focal point. He also talks about the nature of Azeri community in the city and how it has grown over the years, describing the garden as a force for tying Cleveland Azeris together. Kasumov briefly comments on the impact that the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation bylaws have had on his plans for the garden and the importance of the garden in teaching the next generation of Azeri-Americans about their heritage.
Kasumov, Takhar (interviewee)
Seaman, Matthew (interviewer)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"Takhar Kasumov Interview, 20 February 2009" (2009). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800053_801006.