Archive For The “Arabs of Chicagoland” Category

Arabs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

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Arabs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Arabs at the 1893 Columbian Exposition By Ray Hanania One of the first Arabs that many Chicagoans and Americans came to know may have been the make-believe character, Gamal El Din El Yahbi. El Yahbi was a character created by the sponsors of the 1893 Columbian Exposition to help Americans experience the excitement and culture…

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Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan

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Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan

Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan Chicago’s Arabic Quarter Chicago’s Arabic Quarter was located at 18th and Michigan Ave, and it was taking form just after the turn of the Century. In fact, 18th and Michigan is sometimes referred to as the “Plymouth Rock” of the Chicago Arab American community. It continued to…

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Video overviews of Arab settlement in Chicago

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Video overviews of Arab settlement in Chicago

Video overviews of Arab settlement in Chicago One day when the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois are forced to end their discrimination and racism against American Arabs (Christians and Muslims) we might have funding to underwrite a more detailed history of this rich ethnic and religious cultural heritage which is so important…

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King Tut’s First Visit to Chicago — 1977

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King Tut’s First Visit to Chicago — 1977

King Tut’s First Visit to Chicago — 1977 The return of King Tut reminds us of near past, Jan. 28, 2005, The Future News, Arab Newspaper of Chicago. Maybe King Tut can help Arab Christians and Arab Muslims come back together, the way they were in the 1970s when he came to Chicago the first time…

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Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory

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Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory

Arabs on Titanic: We Share the Pain But Not the Glory By Ray Hanania Originally published on April 8, 1998, Updated Dec. 19. 2009 With just one word, “Yalla,” audiences around the world watching the James Cameron Movie Titanic in 1997-1998 received their first hint that aboard the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic were passengers…

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Arabs of Chicagoland: Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Tour

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Arabs of Chicagoland: Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Tour

Arabs of Chicagoland: Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs Tour By Ray Hanania Tours may vary but will include a stop at a Mosque, an Arab Church and a luncheon for Middle Eastern food. The following is the tour given for the City of Chicago program: CHRISTIAN ARABS IN SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN PALOS HEIGHTS, OAK LAWN & ORLAND PARK Although…

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Introduction overview of Arabs of Chicagoland tour

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Introduction overview of Arabs of Chicagoland tour

Introduction overview of Arabs of Chicagoland tour This was the outline of the tour that was conducted in Chicago from 1997 through 2004 THERE ARE TWO TOURS The first is of Little Arabia in Chicago (Lawrence and Kedzie) The second is of Little Arabia in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs (As a note: Most Arabs today live…

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Picture board from Hanania’s book Arabs of Chicagoland

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Picture board from Hanania’s book Arabs of Chicagoland

  Picture board from Hanania’s book Arabs of Chicagoland ARABS OF CHICAGOLAND: PICTURE BOARD from the pages of Ray Hanania’s book “Arabs of Chicagoland” Click here to get information on the book  

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U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000

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U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000

U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000 The 2000 Census and how it fails to accurately track numbers, but does pinpoint community congregations of Arab Americans.   What does the 2000 Census say about Arab Americans living in America? It’s not very accurate. Community Place type Notes % Arab Hamtramck, MI city 6.3 Dearborn,…

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Arab voters in Chicagoland in 2000

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Arab voters in Chicagoland in 2000

How many Arab American voters live in Chicagoland? By Ray Hanania Overview: There are approximately 180,000 Arab Americans living in the Six County Region around Cook County. About one-third live in Chicago, one-third live in Southwest Suburban Cook County, and the remainder of one-third are spread throughout the remaining counties. It is estimated that there…

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