Immigrant Stories is a collection of 375 videos with first-person narratives about being an immigrant in America. The video and archival project is run by the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center and co-founded by Erika Lee, a Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the university.

On this Independence Day, we will gather (finally!) with friends and family to celebrate our country and what it means to be American. But what that actually means continues to be the source of much debate.