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Michelle Pehlman Interview Transcript

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  • 2014-11-29


Michelle Pehlman lived on St. Croix Island until the second grade when she attended school in Trinidad. Following Hurricane David in 1978, her family moved to Riverside, California. She studied at Oral Robert’s University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has since lived in Baltimore, MD, and currently resides in Birdsboro, PA. She discusses her perception of life in each of these places, why her family moved to California, Hurricane David, her immediate family’s employment, her family’s transition to American culture and life, the effect of racism, the difference between heritage and culture, cultural pressure, her faith and its influence on her transition to American culture, and her opinions regarding current immigration issues.

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