June 20, 2005
Written by C.N.
CNN reports that a museum about Chinese Americans in the Midwest recently opened in Chicago, and was all due to the efforts of a small group of dedicated individuals:
With $1,000 and a stubborn desire to build a museum for Chinese-Americans, Chuimei Ho and five others took their message to the streets, speaking at small gatherings about the rich history of Chicago’s Chinatown. . . . Their monthly lectures led to donations of money, a building and antiques from local families. Three years and $1 million later, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago opened its doors inside a former wholesale warehouse in mid May.
The article also notes that the museum even has plans to expand and hire full-time employees. Congratulations and best of luck to Chuimei Ho and everyone involved with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. It’s a great example of determination and personal initiative to educate American society about the history, experiences, and contributions of Chinese (and Asians in general) in the U.S.
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