The Chinese in Memphis

Many Memphians are unaware the Chinese first immigrated to Memphis more than 150 years go. They came as individual men as it was very difficult for families to migrate at that time. Listen as Joe & Mark discuss the first Chinese businesses in Memphis along with the issues and discrimination they faced and in some cases continues today. 

Special thanks to Emmi Dunn-Bahurlet and Jin Liang Cai for their participation. 

(l-r) Joe Lowry, Mark White, Emmi Dunn, Dr William Lee, Jin Liang Cai

Show Links

The Mississippi Chinese – Between Black and White – [link]

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 – [article]

Birthright Citizenship Case – United States v. Wong Kim Ark

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