Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla: Becoming Minnesotan

Bibi Abdalla and Sumaya Yusuf, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, 2004.

Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla were part of a group of fifteen young Somali women from St. Paul public schools who worked with the Minnesota Historical Society on the Somali Skyline Tower Oral History Project. In 2004, this group created two films about what it is like to be Somali in Minnesota: “Two Homes, One Dream: The Somalis in Minnesota” and “What’s with the Hijab?”

Full interview

  • Full name - Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla
  • Age - 15
  • Gender - Female
  • Generation - First Generation American / Immigrant
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