Passing a Camel Through Ellis Island: Arab-American Press and the Immigration Act of 1924
This post was written by Diogo Bercito, a Brazilian journalist who worked as a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Beirut, and Cairo. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Arab Studies at Georgetown University, where he researches Arab migration to Latin America. He […]
The Early Lebanese in America: A Demographic Portrait, 1880-1930
This post was written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center, and Marjorie Stevens, Senior Researcher. It is the third installment in the center’s Core Story, a series of essays detailing the broader history of Lebanese immigration to […]
Naif Farah: A Syrian in New York
The Khayrallah Center excitedly published the digital project Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930 in September of 2017. However, not all of the extensive research conducted for the project fit within its final scope. This case study of Naif […]
Why did they leave? Reasons for early Lebanese migration
This article is authored by Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Khayrallah Distinguished Professor of Lebanese Diaspora Studies, and Professor of History at NC State. It is part of a planned series of article that […]
Phoenician or Arab, Lebanese or Syrian ~ Who were the early Immigrants to America?
This article is authored by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Khayrallah Distinguished Professor of Lebanese Diaspora Studies, and Professor of History at NC State. His earlier article focused on Lebanese-Americans in WWI. […]
Debut of Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930
The Khayrallah Center’s newest project, Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930, uses digital mapping techniques to investigate New York City’s early Syrian/Lebanese immigrant community. This project is a phase of the center’s larger project, Mapping the Mahjar. Syrians in […]
Questioning Assumptions: Gender & Lebanese Immigration
This post is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center, and Marjorie Stevens, Senior Researcher at the Khayrallah Center. For similar posts, check out migration and health, and Lebanese in the US Census. At the entrance to […]
Map of Lebanese Diaspora
If you missed the museum exhibit hosted by NC Museum of History, check it out soon! Here’s one of my favorite maps of Lebanese Diaspora. South America claims the largest number of Lebanese immigrants, followed by North America, then Australia […]
Our Director in National Geographic!
Dr. Akram Khater, the Director of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is at it again. In case you’re wondering, we’re not certain he sleeps either! This time he provides some historical background for the Syrian-American community. As many of […]
Why celebrate the Lebanese festival?
This weekend marks the 15th annual Lebanese festival held in downtown Raleigh. The Triangle Lebanese Association has done a wonderful job promoting this event, so check out their website for details. The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese Studies will also have […]