What's life like at Dartmouth? Explore the diversity of experiences and lives within the Black student body through our personal narratives, reflective pieces, bits of wisdom, and more.
Born of Nigerian parents who settled in the U.S., I am labeled a second-generation American–the offspring of foreign-born immigrants. But those words, I feel, inadequately describe me. The term implies that once you become American, you cannot be anything else. I prefer Nigerian-American. The two cultures are equally alive in me, and I am proud of what I am, all I am. That’s not how it always was, though.