Image Above: "Kate Lum and Martha Lum Gee today,"- 1983, courtesy of Sandra Wong der Bing, Southwest Chinese Journal.
"Cameron Tichy: Why do you think most people have never heard of this case when it comes between Plessy and Brown, and went all the way to the Supreme Court?
Adrienne Berard: I think most people haven't heard of it because it doesn't fit the story that we tell ourselves, about the American South, that there were only two races and that everything was segregated between black and white... If you look at immigrant populations when you talk about the American South, it's not the story that we know. And I think it's confusing... So, I think that's one reason. Another reason, I think the biggest reason we don't know about it is because they lost. Had they won, this would be a big victory, and it would be in every textbook. But because they lost, it was easy to forget."- Adrienne Berard, Author, Personal Interview by Cameron Tichy. June 19, 2016.
"Your case, there were two that were enrolled in the public school there. And so, that's 1924. That's before the Chinese mission schools ever started. It was because of your case, that the families had to form Mission Schools, send their children back to China for an education, or move to another community...But your case really did change the landscape for parents and the children. It really made the debate in the question of, 'Where can we go? What are the boundaries?' Really, kind of, more "black and white"... The case that you're studying is actually something that not a lot of people know about or talk about. Umm, so I hope that you bring a whole lot more attention to it..."-Emily Jones, Personal Interview by Cameron Tichy, August 18, 2016.
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