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The Oral History Collection of Ethiopian and Eritrean Migrants (OHC-EMM) is a method for reclaiming a part of history that was pivotal to the development of the Ethiopian and Eritrean diaspora. It is also a way of honouring the founders of this community by preserving their experiences in order to benefit from their knowledge. These interviews challenge our understanding of migration and put faces on historical events such as the Revolution of 1974 and the development of the Ethiopian and Eritrean community in Toronto. The unique history and a continued connection to the homeland strengthens the need to learn more about the history of this diaspora community. It is from our elders that we learn more about our history but also trace how these stories have shaped the experiences of both the older and younger generations.