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Jevoid Simmons exhibit tells his family's migration story from Alabama to Iowa/Daily Northwestern

Nina Kavin, co-founder of community activism group Dear Evanston, found Simmons’ family migration similar to the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt, which her family recounts every Passover. She said she appreciated that his story was not only personal, but also spoke to the universal narrative about moving from oppression to freedom.

“He’s an activist,” Kavin said. “He’s an activist through his storytelling and I really admire him for that.”


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