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Featured Collections are special projects that have been executed with the support of the Vietnamese Boat People programs. If you have an existing oral history collection that you would like to feature on the Journey Map or if you would like our support in helping you capture stories for a project or initiative in your local community, please contact us to learn more.


In 2023, Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) teamed up with Possibilities Inc. to capture narratives of the Vietnamese-American diaspora residing in Oklahoma City. The interviews took place in Oklahoma City on November 18 and 19, 2023, accompanied by an informal community gathering on the 18th to raise awareness about Vietnamese Boat People's mission and to celebrate the stories of the local community.

Central Valley

This collection was created by Alexa Tran, a senior in high school, who received the 2023 Girl Scout USA Gold Award Scholarship for this project. Alexa addressed the lack of cultural preservation of stories from Vietnamese community in her hometown, since they are not being taught in American schools or passed down by immigrant parents. She felt the stories about the Vietnamese Boat People were slowly fading away for her generation.  She collected these stories with guidance and resources from Vietnamese Boat People.

Preserve Your Legacy
for Future Generations

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For too long, the Vietnamese diaspora has been silenced and misrepresented by outsiders. By sharing your personal story in your own voice, you have the power to reclaim our narrative and shape a more accurate depiction of our complex journeys. By coming together as a collective, we can educate, dismantle misconceptions and stereotypes, foster connections, and drive greater awareness and understanding of our culture, values and experiences.

Our family histories and stories are precious, and over time, they can be forgotten. You can create a lasting legacy for your family and generations to come, by contributing. Don't let your story be lost to time - share it today and become a part of our collective history.

If you have questions or ideas for improving the Journeys map please email us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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