Cleveland Voices is a project of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University Department of History. Audio is housed in the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, an archive of more than one thousand interviews collected since 2002. Content presented on this site represents the labor of students, faculty, and staff in the CSU Department of History and the perspectives of individual interviewees. Listeners are encouraged to verify stories through additional research.
Arab Community in Cleveland
These interviews comprise stories from the Arab American community in Cleveland. The educational, political, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds of the 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 were 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.