Interview with Mulbah Zowah, December 24, 2013

Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project

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Mulbah Zowah of Liberia describes primary school starting in the village, moving to a larger town, and finally driven by war to the capital Monrovia to finish secondary school. He provides a dramatic description of escaping Liberia by ship to Ghana during the war, leaving as a refugee and going back to Liberia several times to work on university education. He tells how he found Berea College on Google, got a scholarship, and traveled 40 days through three countries to get a U.S. visa. He provides details of being welcomed in Berea, early difficulties, and success in the nursing program using his Liberian hospital experience and information from his midwife mother. He graduated from Berea in 2009 and is a nurse in Kentucky.

Interview Accession

2014oh066_aitb005

Interviewee Name

Mulbah Zowah

Interviewer Name

Jack Wilson

Interview Date

2013-12-24

Interview LC Subject

Africa Ghana Liberia

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Zowah, Mulbah Interview by Jack Wilson. 24 Dec. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Zowah, M. (2013, December 24). Interview by J. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Zowah, Mulbah, interview by Jack Wilson. December 24, 2013, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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