The story of Femi Omonije, a Nigerian man who learned how to be a successful businessman—and a black man—in the U.S. He had to change his assumptions about American culture. He redefined his American dream. He achieved something far more substantial in Texas than what he imagined when he left Nigeria.
Immigrants share inspiring personal stories of why they left their homelands, how they got to the U.S., and the lives they are making here. They meet the challenges of a new land with determination, perseverance, resilience, and creativity. Listeners will see America through their eyes and renew their appreciation for the land we love. When I Got Here is narrated, edited, and written by Byron Harris. Harris is a longtime Dallas journalist and winner of two Peabody Awards. Original music by John Wesley Gibson, composer-in-residence for the Dallas Winds.Learn more about Literacy Achieves: LiteracyAchieves.org