Alamance County, NC.
Education & The American Dream
My parents were immigrants. We came here from Ghana when I was two and basically we were like… My dad had an education, but an education abroad isn’t really valid here. So he had to start over and we had to start our lives over basically. We lived on public assistance for about, I would say up until my sophomore year of high school. Basically, yeah, my dad, he was a security guard and he went to Fordham [University] part-time. He got two Master’s and he was able to work his way out. But public assistance has really helped my family.
Muhammad is a college student, whose parents received aid when he was growing up. He is an American of African heritage, age 20, and was interviewed by Elon student Ben Waldon on November 11, 2012.