The Ghosts of 808 East Lewis Street

To Sudanese Muslim immigrants leaving war-torn northern Africa for opportunity in America, one old house in Fort Wayne, Indiana was a place of hope. For Tanisha C. Ford, it was the house where her grandfather shot her grandmother and himself sixty years earlier. Ford looks at the life and death of her family home to find parallels between these two communities of color, their aspirations and obstacles.

Source: Elle
Published: Jan 10, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,039 words)