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Javed Iqbal

June 18, 2015


Hudson, NY


Recorded by

Laura Murray

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Javed has been living in Hudson since 1997 when he was entering third grade. In this interview, he talks about running his first business, a pizza shop, which opened four months ago; his experience in Hudson schools; his parents and brothers; temporary stints living in Rochester and Brooklyn; the Bangladeshi community in Hudson; his relationship to Bangladesh; his interests in designing alternative energy and electric vehicles.

Interviewer Bio:
Laura Murray

I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, did my PhD at Cornell in Ithaca, NY, and now live in Kingston, Ontario where I teach English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. In Kingston, I run the Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project which has an oral history component and which aims to document working-class, immigrant, and community experiences. I am touched that the OHSS and this narrator have trusted me to help facilitate the telling of Hudson’s histories.

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