As a reminder that nearly all American citizens share a common immigrant heritage, one organization gathered more than 50 high-profile celebrities to be a part of the “I Am An Immigrant” campaign.
So actresses in Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave” Lupita Nyong’o and Adepero Oduye along with Senegalese rapper-philanthropist Akon joined forces with a cadre of celebs such as Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Estelle, and Rosario Dawson to make a video marking June as Immigrant History Month. It’s been celebrated for three years, but President Obama made it official last year.
See another snippet of Akon’s interview for the campaign below:
— AKON ZONE (@AkonXone) May 17, 2016