The following interviews comprise stories from the Arab American community in Cleveland. The educational, political, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds of these interviewees are diverse in scope and shed light into the unique contributions Arabs have made to their local communities since immigrating to Cleveland dating from the 1950s onward. Interviews conducted by Dr. Abed Tayyara, associate professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and director of Middle Eastern Studies at CSU and Ms. Rania Assily, assistant professor of History at Tri-C.


Submissions from 2019


Isam al-Zaem interview, 04 April 2019