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  • Paul Berry’s American Dream

    Paul Berry’s American Dream

    Uploaded by: Our American Dream in Breaking boundaries

    "Paul Berry was born in the city of Detroit on February 15, 1944. He was raised by his grandmother Annie M. Talley – to whom he was the oldest of 54 grandchildren. She saw him as her second chance to be an even better parent and instill the drive and…"

  • Jose's Barbershop

    Jose's Barbershop

    Uploaded by: Our American Dream in Immigrant's dream

    "Jose Rodriguez first set foot in Washington D.C. on March 24th, 1957. After paying a taxi to get downtown and spending the last eight dollars in his pocket, he began going door to door determined to find a job. Starting on 18th Street and Columbia Road, he walked down the…"

  • The Beauty and Hope of Colors

    The Beauty and Hope of Colors

    Uploaded by: Our American Dream in Breaking boundaries

    "Hank Holland was born with mild Cerebral Palsy, but through his colorful life has become a true entrepreneur and one of America's most sought-after folk artists. With over 8100 paintings to his name, he has been featured in 9 magazines and several local newspapers. His work hangs in homes and…"

  • The Recovery and Dream of Ed Eckenhoff

    The Recovery and Dream of Ed Eckenhoff

    Uploaded by: Our American Dream in Life changing experience

    "My grandfather immigrated to America and delivered milk. My father worked hard, became a physician, and achieved national recognition. My father’s success was earned through diligence and determination. He believed that my brothers and I should follow his example. He never paid an allowance; he never gave us anything besides…"

  • John Saunders (written by his son, John M. Saunders)

    John Saunders (written by his son, John M. Saunders)

    Uploaded by: Administrator in By the bootstraps

    "October 29, 2012 - John Saunders was born in 1927 in Washington, D.C. He was one of five children. His father was a reporter and was said to have the largest working vocabulary of any newspaperman in the area; he also had a weak heart and possibly a drinking problem.…"

  • The American Dream: A Cuban Exile's Perspective

    The American Dream: A Cuban Exile's Perspective

    Uploaded by: Administrator in Immigrant's dream

    "My world changed on a perfectly beautiful spring morning in March of 1962. A whole year of paperwork and preparations had culminated into this, a Friday morning, at the age of 15. Instead of preparing to go out to have fun with my friends, I was now preparing to leave…"

  • American Dream in Progress

    American Dream in Progress

    Uploaded by: Administrator in Immigrant's dream

    "In 2001 my parents, in their early 40s and already established in their careers in Macedonia, took a giant bet and a leap of faith and came to the United States. My dad took a significantly lower post at the Macedonian Embassy than his position back home and my mom…"