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Oral history interview with Abraham Joseph

Creator:
Joseph, Abraham interviewee
Black Mosaic: community, race, and ethnicity among Black immigrants in Washington, D.C
Subject:
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Sound recording: 1 sound disk CD-R
Culture:
African American
Haitian Americans
Type:
Sound recordings
Oral history
Interviews
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1994
Summary:
Abraham Joseph is interviewed about growing up in Haiti and his experience immigrating to the United States in 1980 due to a fear of President Duvalier and the Tontons-Macoutes officers working for him. Joseph first lived and worked in Miami for six months before migrating to Washington, D.C. He discusses growing up poor as a child of farmers in Haiti and the various occupations he held after immigrating, including being a porter, a taxi driver, and a driving school instructor. A transcript of the interview is available for reference in the archives.
An interview of Abraham Joseph, conducted 1994 July 26 for the Black Mosaic exhibition. Black Mosaic was an exhibition exploring the immigration of people of African descent from Central and South America and the Caribbean to the Washington Metropolitan Area. The show was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there from August 21, 1994 through August 7, 1995
Cite as:
Black Mosaic, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Immigrants
Museum exhibits
Local number:
AV000728
AV000895
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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