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Journeys: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Seymour Public Library History Program-

Presented by Christina Rewinski-

The Connecticut Museum of Culture & History-

Yung Wing, the first Chinese student to graduate from a US University, came to America under the sponsorship of a missionary and received his degree from Yale in 1854. In 1872 he founded what came to be known as the Chinese Educational Mission, headquartered in Hartford, CT. Over nine years, 120 boys from China, barely teenagers, came to Connecticut to participate in a cultural and educational exchange program.  The boys boarded ships and trains, leaving everything familiar, with the expectations of a nation on their shoulders. The story of the boys of the Chinese Educational Mission is a story of hopes, dreams, sacrifice, and the life-changing experience of international exchange.

Free & Welcome to All! No Registration Required!

Details

Date:
August 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Suzanne Garvey
Phone
2038883903 ext. 5
Email
sgarvey@biblio.org

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Seymour Public Library
46 Church Street
Seymour, CT 06483 United States
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