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Chin Lin Sou

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:54, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 13:54
Cantonese immigrant Chin Lin Sou (1836–94) defied racial barriers to establish himself as an esteemed business and civic leader in Colorado. Not only do historians recognize Chin and his wife as the first Chinese American family in Colorado, but Chin and his descendants also established a positive...

Ellison Onizuka

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 10:17, last changed on 04/01/2020 - 01:07
Ellison Onizuka (1946–86) was an astronaut for the US Space Shuttle program who earned degrees at the University of Colorado in Boulder before perishing in the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster. Onizuka was Colorado’s highest-profile astronaut and is remembered today as an advocate for science...

Nisei Sisters

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 14:39, last changed on 08/16/2018 - 01:07
Three of the Shitara sisters, known in the contemporary press as “the Nisei Sisters,” were prisoners at the Amache concentration camp who helped two Germans escape from a nearby prisoner-of-war camp. During their trial, the third treason trial of World War II, the sisters’ race, class, and sex all...
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