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Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion

The Huntington Library opens an exhibit on You Chung Hong, a key figure in the history of Chinese Americans.

November 21, 2015 10:30am to March 21, 2016 4:30pm

Drawn from The Huntington’s You Chung Hong family papers, acquired in 2006, this exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to get a deeper sense of the life of an extraordinary figure in Chinese-American history. Through some 75 items, including historical documents, correspondence, photographs, maps, and ledgers, “Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion” examines Chinese-American immigration in early 20th-century Los Angeles. The name Y.C. Hong (1898–1977) still elicits respect and pride among longtime residents of Los Angeles’ Chinatown. As one of the first Chinese-Americans to pass the California Bar, Hong was a major figure in the Los Angeles Chinese community during the period of the Chinese Exclusion Act and beyond.

Open November 21, 2015 - March 21, 2016

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