Talk Story: The ‘First Chinese American,’ Wong Chin Foo

Come to the upcoming Talk Story Event to learn more about the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo.

We will be gathering on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center, located at 616 H Street, Suite 201 in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown.

Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898) was a leader, fighter, and an advocate for the rights of Chinese in America in the 19th Century. Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination, but Wong Chin Foo’s story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to coin the term “Chinese American,” Wong fought for his compatriots and urged them to become Americanized to win their rights. He founded America’s first association of Chinese voters and testified before Congress against anti-Chinese laws. We are pleased to welcome Scott D. Seligman at our next Talk Story event to provide an account of the life and times of one of America’s earliest proponents of racial equality.

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Talk Story events are free and open to all. The events are provided by the 1882 Foundation, OCA and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, along with DC Chinatown Service Center, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, and the Chinatown Community Cultural Center.

Please RSVP to stangoblue@yahoo.com and tkgong@aol.com

2 thoughts on “Talk Story: The ‘First Chinese American,’ Wong Chin Foo

  1. Thank you, Liang Zhang! We hope that you were able to attend and that you will continue to participate in our events.

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