Immigrants, Latinos Helped Drive Business Creation Last Year

Immigrants helped boost business creation in 2014, index finds, while share of new Latino business owners also climbed.

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Juan Rodriguez

Juan Rodriguez (early 1600s), also known as Jan Rodrigues, was the first non-Native person known to live in what is now metropolitan New York. His trading post of 1613 in Lower Manhattan grew into …

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: Wong On, pioneering merchant

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Yung Wing (1828-1912) was the first Chinese person to graduate from an American college.
Wing graduated from Yale in 1854 and returned to China.  He had difficulty securing employment for some time.  In 1872, he helped from the Chinese Education Mission that allowed Chinese students to study in the U.S.
Wing married a white American woman in 1875 with whom he had two children.
In all, the Chinese Education Mission allowed 120 Chinese students to travel to and study in the U.S.  The program lasted 9 years.
Wing had to flee China when a coup brought the Empress Dowager CiXi to power.  His U.S. citizenship had been revoked but he managed to sneak back into the country.  He died penniless and is buried in a Connecticut graveyard.” -Heidi Durrow

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