For many communities, it might have been a proud but fairly routine assembly, with pupils coming forward to receive certificates and handshakes from grownups for school achievements, but the recent Education Day, which the Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh conducted, was a poignant event for people who were largely excluded from educational opportunities in their homeland for generations before being terrorized into exile.

Only in refugee camps in Africa and after resettling to America did they have more opportunities for schooling.

Read more here By Peter Smith / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette