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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Sunny Luk interview, 2019-09-28

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc017_04
Scope and Contents In this interview, Sunny Luk talks about helping out at his family's restaurant, race relations between the Chinese and Black residents, attending Catholic school, programs and activities offered to children in Chinatown, and playing sports in high school. Luk talks about his own children, struggling to make a good life for his family, the Chinese Young Club, and the generational differences between first generation immigrants and later generations and their relationships to money. Luk...
Dates: 2019-09-28

Wallace Lee interview, 2019-06-16

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc017_05
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Wallace Lee describes his and his parents journey from Hong Kong to Washington, D.C., where he grew up. Lee recalls meeting people at the Lee Family Association, helping his family's laundry business, attending Catholic school, moving to the suburbs, and playing sports with other Chinatown kids. He concludes by describing the decline of D.C.'s Chinatown, his desire to preserve the area, and businesses closing down.

Dates: 2019-06-16

Willians Silva interview, 2020-08-13

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc027_05.wav
Abstract The interview is in Spanish. Willians Silva talks about his early years in Peru before he immigrated to the Washington metro area. He talks about his first job in housekeeping at the Grand Hotel in Washington D.C.. He talks about being fired for trying to organize a union at that hotel. He talks about the difficulties of union organizing. But despite his despair at being fired, Silva met Arturo Griffiths who was an Organizer with Local 25. That friendship led to Silva's participation in the...
Dates: 2020-08-13