Honor and Duty: The Mississppi Delta Chinese (DVD)


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Did you know there were Chinese living in America’s Deep South?

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese is a three-part documentary series telling the story of an almost forgotten community of Chinese in America’s Deep South.

Part One: 1870 to 1940
How Chinese first came to Mississippi told in the context of the period. The what, where, and why as they came and stayed.

Part Two: 1941-1945
Chinese WWII veterans and their families share stories of the water and its impact on their lives in the Mississippi Delta

Part Three: 1946 to Present
How Chinese have influenced the social and economic fabric, customs and culture of the Mississippi.

The story of Chinese immigration and integration into the Mississippi Delta region begins just after the Civil War with the introduction of 16 Chinese men. How did this community evolve and prosper within the segregated South? What lessons does this story provide for immigrants today? Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese documentary series focuses on people who built an enduring kinship through small town markets and grocery stores drawing in part on the memories of the patriotic Chinese WWII veterans who lived in this area and stepped forward to serve.

Langauge: English Stereo
Subtitles: English SDH
Running time: 81 mins.

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Dimensions 7.5 × 5.25 × .5 in