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Mei interview, 2019-09-21

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc017_03

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Mei discusses her family's move from Hong Kong to Washington, D.C., her relationships with other Chinatown kids, the Chinatown program at Calvary Baptist Church, and attended Wilson High School. Mei also recalls helping out at her grandfather's laundry, celebrating Chinese holidays, and her regret that her parents worked so much during her childhood. She concludes by speculating about the future of Chinatown in D.C., and how she believes that another Chinatown can spring up somewhere else.


  • Creation: 2019-09-21


Biographical / Historical

Mei was 7 years old when her family emigrated from Hong Kong to the United States. They lived in an apartment close to Chinatown and Mei attended Thomson Elementary school. She admits that they used someone else's address to later go to Alice Deal Junior High and Woodrow Wilson, an integrated high school. Later, Mei went to George Washington University for International business, but received a degree in marketing.


From the Collection: 1.13 Terabytes

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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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