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Bicentennial StoryCorps Interview No. 10: Feeling rich is not about money

Hai Huynh (left) spoke with his son Brandon. Photo by Hai Huynh.

In celebration of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. During the Fall Festival Bicentennial Celebration, participants had conversations with friends, classmates, family members and colleagues about meaningful experiences at U-M. These stories, presented and curated by the U-M Library in collaboration with StoryCorps, capture the essence of the U-M’s past and present.

Interview No. 10: Hai & Brandon Huynh

Hai Huynh, an IT professional at the U-M Law School, talks with his teenaged son Brandon about Hai’s 1979-80 refugee journey from Vietnam to Michigan, how much he appreciates the help the family received, and how he gives back as an active volunteer in the Ann Arbor community. Plus some “Wow!” moments!

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“The thing is that, learn to forgive. If you want to be one of the richest people in the world, you learn to forgive. Forgive your enemy.” —Hai Huynh

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