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Mural helps immigrants see themselves in Hamtramck

December 16, 2013 • National News


Chilean artist Dasic Fernandez stands in front of his latest creation, a mural honoring Yemeni Americans which graces the side of Sheeba Restaurant in Hamtramck, Mich., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. The mural, stretches 90 feet by 30 feet and features the three images of Yemeni Americans, was commissioned by the Arab American and Chaldean Council and OneHamtramck, a coalition in the city that seeks to bring together residents representing dozens of cultural groups in the city. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Lauren Abdel-Razzaq) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT.

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — An old farmer in a turban, memories of his homeland carried in his head. A young girl with a veiled face, everything but her eyes cloaked in sky. A woman wearing a hijab, hopeful eyes looking toward her future.

Ismael Duran is none of these things. But that doesn’t stop him from seeing himself in the new mural gracing Sheeba Restaurant’s building in Hamtramck, according to The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1b05gpr ).

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