Ethiopian immigration to Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding Washington, DC metropolitan area is a rather new phenomenon. Therefore, scholars like geographer Elizabeth Chacko have only begun the process of researching their migration. However, from what little research exists, our group discovered that Ethiopians are resilient and have managed to persevere through many hardship situations. Despite the myriad of challenges created by blocked mobility and the difficulties posed by their assimilation into American society, Ethiopians have found ways to achieve success in Alexandria. There is no doubt that Ethiopian immigrants have created a home here for themselves as their presence is easily observed while walking around downtown Alexandria. Don’t believe us? Check out the below advertisements. Ethiopians have truly integrated themselves in a variety of professions. If you find yourself unable to locate an Ethiopian business, our group recommends that you start with their very own Ethiopian Yellow Pages.