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What About the Children? Oral Histories About Growing Up Mixed Asian Before Loving v. Virginia

April 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

This event will be held in-person at the 1882 Foundation Office and online via Zoom. If joining online, please register through the following link: Zoom registration link.


Gracia Brown (MA, NYU ‘23) will discuss her recent capstone, “What About the Children?,” an oral history project that aims to highlight the lives of mixed race Asian Americans born before the legalization of interracial marriages in the United States. In addition to exploring notions of mixed Asian identity, Brown will touch upon the important role oral histories play in the preservation of memory and history formation. Originally from San Francisco, Gracia Brown is a mixed Asian public historian and archivist currently based in New York City.

Huihan Lie was born and raised in The Netherlands; his parents were from Indonesia, and six generations ago, his ancestors emigrated from Fujian in southern China. He is the Founder & CEO of www.MyChinaRoots.com, which empowers people with Chinese heritage to trace their ancestors & connect with relatives.

 My China Roots’ online family trees & database attract ~90,000 visitors each month, and contain some 200 million searchable ancestors, whose names and stories can be found in in digitized clan books (jiapus/zupus), US immigration records, tombstones, and other historical documents. My China Roots also has a team of private family history detectives based in Guangzhou, providing custom research & travel services, traveling to customers’ ancestral villages, conducting interviews and digging up whatever family history traces may still be left.


April 7
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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