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Event Education-From West to East, and How that Happened

  • Saturday, July 30, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Remote via GoToWebinar and 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
  • 214


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From West to East and How that Happened

By Emmi Dunn

This is a hybrid presentation with it being in-person and online.

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese in America ended up in the East and the South after they first arrived in California? Emerald "Emmi" Dunn-Bahurlot, secretary and community historian for the Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and  the Mid-South, researches and archives genealogies of the Chinese community in this area. Join us as Emmi describes the arrival of the first Chinese to America on the west coast and challenges us to consider their unusual migration pattern. She will focus on three aspects in particular:

  1.The obstacles and discriminations that faced the Chinese after arriving in America

   2. How the1882 Chinese Exclusion Act affected people's lives  and changed their status

   3. Chinese community life in Memphis and how it developed  over the years

Emmi's stories will open up a whole new facet of the search for every family's history and will appeal to genealogist of all ethnicities. 


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