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A Nation of Immigrants

11May 21
10-year-old becomes America’s newest chess master

10-year-old becomes America’s newest chess master

Chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewumi won all four of his chess matches at the Fairfield County Chess Club Championship, making him a chess master. At age 10, Tani is the 28th youngest chess master in the U.S. Tani and his family come from Nigeria. They were refugees. They moved to the U.S. in 2017 and lived…

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Immigrants have helped to shape every part of American life, from arts to sports, medicine to the military. In this inspiring series, you’ll meet more than 100 men and women who left their homes for many reasons. They brought their smarts, skills, and creativity to America and made it a better place.

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