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Arab-Americans Through History47:50

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Columbus did it most famously in 1492, and ever since people from all over have been coming to America.

Every group had it challenges.

Arab-Americans have a story of their own. A story that’s gotten hotter with time.

In mosque and church and town hall, Arab-Americans have put down deep roots. But events have not made it easy. Arab-Israeli war. Iraq wars. Oil tensions. 9.11.

This hour, On Point: We’ll talk with civil rights lawyer and writer Alia Malek about her new look at the history, and reality now, of Arab America.

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Alia Malek, author of "A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories."

This program aired on October 12, 2009.

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