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In Search of Bengali Harlem | Growing Up Bengali American

Season 12 Episode 5 | 56s

Alaudin Ullah talks about his childhood experience as both Bengali and American in Harlem, New York. The stand-up comedian and playwright shares how he and his family were viewed and the affect it had on him throughout his early years in public school.

Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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California farmworker housing rules force seasonal moves, upending Latinx students' education.
California farmworker housing rules force seasonal moves, upending Latinx students' education.
The summer season means harvesting and much work for migrant workers in California.
Students, whose parents are migrant farm workers, know all too well the education they are missing.
To qualify for one of California's migrant housing camps, workers must follow strict rules.
Alaudin Ullah talks about his love for hip hop and rejecting his roots when he was growing up.
What do you know about the person you know as your father? Alaudin Ullah was surprised to find out.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
Stevie Walker-Webb shares his hopes and fears for incarcerated people with mental illness.
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