Finding Asian American History: Range 99 at Congressional Cemetery

From 1896 to 1936, nearly 100 Chinese were buried in this cemetery. They were among the first migrants from China to DC, and their remains were later exhumed according to Chinese traditions and shipped back to China for reburial and essential family rites. In 2015, the 1882 Foundation with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association created a memorial site at the cemetery for these ancestors.

This site is a part of the Finding Asian American History in Washington DC digital tour.


Video produced by Ellen Feng and Wei N. Gan.
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