Of One Blood: How a small Kentucky college fulfills big dreams—an international student perspective
The book Of One Blood showcases the perspectives of a diverse group of individuals who attended Kentucky’s extraordinary Berea College. Pivoting on current issues like an alarming rise in xenophobia and ever-increasing tuition, these stories illuminate the challenges of leaving your own country and the valuable contributions diverse groups provide in their new homes.
God has made of one blood all peoples of the earthActs 17:26
Virtually unknown in many parts of the world, Berea College is a powerful community changing lives for the better. Berea College lives up to its creed: ‘God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth’ (Acts 17:26). The school is distinctive among post-secondary institutions for providing free education to students and for having been the first college in the Southern United States to be coeducational and racially integrated. Of One Blood celebrates this unique American institution and proves that cultural diversity and education are our greatest strengths.
Oana captured the individual stories of some of her classmates, as well as her own, with honesty and humor. This is her first book, written in 2018.
“I invite everyone to read Of One Blood, which tells the stories of real people who might look a little different and speak with an accent—but who came to the United States with the same dreams as the founders of this country: in search of liberty and better lives for their families. These people have often left behind terrible and dangerous situations—but they succeeded in navigating the unfamiliar territory of a new culture, achieved their dreams, and now give back through their knowledge and service.”
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