Mohamed Amin Oral History
Scope and Contents
In this interview, Mohamed Amin talks of the transformation of Richmond Hill from 2005, when he moved there, to 2017, when he was interviewed. He talks of how he felt reintegrated to Guyanese culture through the food, music, and nightlife in the area. Despite the strong presence of his Guyanese community, however, he still felt, as a gay Caribbean American man, some racism and homophobia. And one night, in a bar, he was pushed and called an anti-gay slur, and his brother was assaulted. He has since become an activist and he says that, with others’ support, he has become inspired and hopeful.
- Amin, Mohamed Q. (Interviewee, Person)
This oral history is open for research. Media files and transcript can be viewed and/or requested through the Queens Memory Project on Aviary: https://queenslibrary.aviaryplatform.com/collections/104/collection_resources/4758/file/46452. For help using the site, contact QC.Archives@qc.cuny.edu.
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Mohamed Amin is the founder of the Caribbean Equality Project, a non-profit organization “that empowers and strengthens the marginalized voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of Caribbean origin and descent through advocacy, community organizing, education, cultural, and social programming.” The website of the organization lists their many programs, services, and campaigns.
1 Digital Files ; Duration: 02:19:57
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Donated to Queens College and Queens Public Library by Mohamed Q. Amin and Martha Knutzen in May, 2017.
Oral history conducted as part of the Queens Memory Project (http://queensmemory.org), a collaborative program of the Queens Public Library and Queens College to collect stories, images, and other evidence of life in the borough of Queens.
- Mohamed Amin Oral History
- Patricia Reguyal
- August 2020
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