A Second-Generation American Talks About Her Pride In Being The Daughter of Vietnamese Immigrants

Apr 25, 2018

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Oklahoma City in early 2018, and we're bringing you some of the stories that were recorded here. Locally recorded stories will air Wednesdays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on KOSU.

When refugees arrive in the United States, they spend many of the early years trying to understand the culture, find a job and build a life. But what happens a generation later? How do they pass on the legacy of survival and grit to their children?

Michelle Bui brought her mom Mai Nguyen to the Oklahoma City StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about her pride in being the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee…and her fear of not measuring up.

This story was produced for KOSU by Rachel Hubbard and Dustin Drew, with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans.

Thank you to Phillips Murrah law firm for sponsoring StoryCorps' visit to Oklahoma City.