Lubna Atif - December 2, 2018

Dublin Core

Title

Lubna Atif - December 2, 2018

Subject

Immigrants-Arab-Ohio
Culture-Arab
Arab Americans-Ohio

Description

Lubna describes her childhood years growing up in Sudan. She speaks about her professional life and about her volunteer work at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, which centers around building relationships with the local community. This interview took place in central Ohio

Creator

Jimmy Fennessey

Publisher

Denison

Date

2020

Contributor

Dr. Hanada Al-Masri, project director
Cheryl A Johnson, online presentation of the digital materials

Rights

Arab-American Project by http://arab-american-project.org is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Relation

Additional contextual notes:

Arab Spring - The Arab Spring was a series of popular uprisings that began in late 2010 in Tunisia and continued into 2012 throughout the Arab World. Protests and uprisings took place in nearly every Arab country in response to oppressive regimes and low standards of living.

1989 - On June 30th, 1989, officers in the Sudanese military overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and instituted military rule. This coup was instituted in part due to dissatisfaction in the military with the way in which the Prime Minister was handling the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). Omar al-Bashir, the leader of the coup, was the ruler of Sudan until his displacement in 2019 by another military coup.

1986 - Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi formed a coalition government between various northern and southern Sudanese political parties. This government was rife with issues of corruption and factionalism, so it was dismissed after less than a year and a new coalition was formed. After multiple weak coalitions under al-Mahdi, Omar al-Bashir seized power in 1989.

1964 - In 1964, Sudan returned to civilian rule after the October Revolution after being under a military dictatorship since 1958. The October Revolution was started by students in Khartoum and soon spread to the other major cities throughout Sudan. Following five days of intense protests, Ibrahim Abbud, the leader of Sudan’s military government, announced the dissolution of his military council.

1956 - Sudan became independent on January 1st, 1956 following the creation of Sudan’s declaration of independence. The first government of the Republic of Sudan, under Ismail al-Azhari, was in power until 1958 when it was overthrown in a coup by General Ibrahim Abbud.

Format

video

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Jimmy Fennessey

Interviewee

Lubna

Original Format

MP4 Video, HD

Duration

00:40:50

Sort Priority

0006

Files

lubna.png


Citation

Jimmy Fennessey, “Lubna Atif - December 2, 2018,” Arab-American Project, accessed June 13, 2024, https://arab-american-project.org/items/show/17.