Oral History of Ebani Thomas Conducted By Leor Koubi
In the interview, Ebani Thomas describes the early stages of her life in Liberty City, Miami, and how she still lives there today with her family. She also discusses her experience with college as a returning student, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, she recounts the challenges of online learning and having to digitally access all school materials for the first time in her life. In addition to the struggles with online learning, Ms. Thomas had to also navigate challenging transitions at work during the quarantine. Specifically, she was expected to complete all her work remotely, but was not provided the necessary equipment by her employer. She speaks about the challenges of balancing school, work, advocacy, and family life during that time. She believes that her purpose is to serve those in need in her community, and she discusses how difficult it became for her to do just that during a Pandemic.
FIU, Florida International University, Digital Divide, Technology, Education, Wealth Gap, Miami, South Florida, Wealth Inequality, Oral History, Interview, Education, COVID-19, Pandemic, Online Learning, Liberty City, Miami Dade College, MDC
Economic Policy | Public Policy | Social Justice
Thomas, Ebani and Koubi, Leor, "Ebani Thomas" (2022). Miami's Wealth Gap Collection. 9.
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