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Syrian-American Poster
1926

"Gibran's Message To Young Americans of Syrian Origin"
Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-born novelist and poet who offered these words of advice to his fellow Arab Americans. "And what is it to be a good citizen?" he asks. "It is to stand before the towers of New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco saying in your heart, 'I am the descendant of a people that builded [sic] Damascus, and Biblus, and Tyre and Sidon, and Antioch, and now I am here to build with you.'"

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Khalil Gibran, born January 6, 1883, Bsharri, Lebanon; died April 10, 1931, New York, NY
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· Gibran's Message to Young Americans of Syrian Origin
· Partial Transcript of Interview with Mary Farha, donor of poster
· Arab American Immigration

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