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  His U.S. citizenship had been revoked but he managed to sneak back into the country.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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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: Anita Reynolds, actress/model/psychologist

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Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds (1901-1980) was an actress, model and bon vivant who traveled in the circles of the affluent and influential in the 1920s and 1930s and later with the white bohemians of New York City. Reynolds–who was a…

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: Yung Wing, pioneering educator

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Yung Wing (1828-1912) was the first Chinese person to graduate from an American college. Wing was born in southern China in 1828. He was the son of poor farmers who decided to send him to a missionary school to improve…

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2014: James Mye

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James Mye (ca. 1823 – ca. 1890) was a descendant of Africans who escaped slavery in the British colonies and found refuge in Native American communities. He was of Mashpee and African descent. Mye was an indentured servant to the…

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The Mixed Experience | Heidi Durrow is on Pinterest

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Heidi Durrow is on Pinterest

She is the co-founder of Mixed Chicks Chat and the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival

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