Lives of Chinese in the Deep South In the Jim Crow Years
Event posted by John Jung
12 Sep 2011
Talk about the lives of Chinese grocers in the Mississippi Delta and Chinese laundrymen in Georgia during the early to middle twentieth century. (Exact times and locations TBA)
Confucius Institute at University of Memphis
… a significant contribution to the history of Chinese laundries…best told by someone like Jung who experienced a ‘laundry life,’ and understands its psychological impact on the Chinese laundrymen and their families... ”
—Murray K. Lee, Curator, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Born in Macon, Georgia, where his immigrant parents from China, the only Chinese in the city, owned a laundry. After moving to California, he majored in psychology at U. C. Berkeley and went on to earn a Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Author of several...