A Celebration of the Chinese Community in Augusta
Saturday May 12, 2012-Noon-4pm
Augusta Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street. (In the auditorium on the first floor.)
Free-The public is invited.
The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library is proud to host an award winning collection of photographs and memorabilia depicting the history of the Chinese community in Augusta. At noon on May 12th, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Augusta will open the exhibit by presenting the library with a collection of oral histories from elders in the community. The oral histories enhance the exhibit and is a resource for the stories behind the photographs and articles on display.
Over 130 years ago on November 4, 1873, the first members of the Chinese community came to Augusta to deepen the city’s canal. After the canal was completed, others came with families forming the oldest Chinese community in the Southesast. The CCBA of Augusta was chartered in 1927.
The exhibit, celebrating the Chinese community’s history in Augusta, was designed by Travis Tom who won a 2011 Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board award presented by the Secretary of State for excellence in codumenting Geortia’s history.
The Oral History Project and the related exhibit panels with photo collection are made possible by the support of the grant from the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
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by Dottie Demarest and Tricia Hughes