Marker honors role of Chinese in Memphis history

Cites former home of Lung Kong Tin Yee Association near Beale Street

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 25, 2019 9:01 PM CT | Published: May 25, 2019 3:50 PM CT

The marker south of Beale Street marks the site of a Chinese association founded in Memphis in the 1920s. It is also a testament to the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act that remained in place for 60 years in America.

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Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and Mid-South Jim Strickland Jin Liang Cai Lung Kong Tin Yee Association Memphis@200
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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