From rangoli to road trips, the Indian American experience is one so unique and diverse that it takes many voices, or rather, pictures – to truly capture its essence. The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) www.saada.org is a Philadelphia-based organization with the mission of preserving the many stories of South-Asian Americans. Their new project is meant to embrace the open road, share stories from across the nation, and ultimately celebrate freedom.
SAADA is launching a new project exploring the long and diverse history of South Asian American travel in the U.S. – and they need your help!
Below are submissions to SAADA’s Road Trips Project from Indian Americans from all over the world.
During a time when immigrant lives and experiences are being devalued, SAADA’s Road Trips Project will help reframe a major American tradition by collecting images and stories from communities too often excluded from these narratives. By highlighting the journeys of South Asian Americans across the country, it will challenge a limited and harmful understanding of what American culture looks like. And they need your help to make it happen.
To contribute to this program and share your memories, click here.