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Third Thursdays With The Castle: “The Occidental Death of William New Kim: An Account of the Chinese Immigrant Experience in Marietta, 1880-1930” By Hannah Ford

Thursday, February 15, 2024 7pm – 8pm

In the mid-19th century, the “Chinese Question” swept the country as Chinese immigrants flocked to America in droves. William New Kim, the first Chinese immigrant, arrived in Marietta in 1879, and after that a very small community formed. This presentation it will look into the life and death of William New Kim, the first Chinese immigrant in Marietta who met an untimely death by his own hand. Furthermore, it gives insight into what the lives of these immigrants may have been like, and how White Mariettans sought to answer the so-called “Chinese Question.”

Reservations Required. Space is Limited.

Speaker: Hannah Ford

My name is Hannah Ford, and I am in my 4th year at Marietta College. I major in Pre-Modern Civilizations, with minors in Public History and Asian Studies. I’ve worked in Special Collections at the college for 4 years, which has inspired my passion for local history. After graduation, I plan to pursue my Masters in Public History, and aspire to work in the museum field after graduation.

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