Delta State University’s Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum was recently featured in a film produced by international media outlet Al Jazeera.
The museum is housed in the Charles W. Capps Jr. Archives and promotes local heritage preservation by actively collecting oral histories, memorabilia, photographs and other artifacts that document the history of Mississippi Delta Chinese immigration and settlement.
Among those featured in the film was Frieda Quon, a retiree from Delta State’s library. Quon played a major role in establishing the museum at Delta State.
“The Untold Story Of America’s Southern Chinese” was a three-part film series by Al Jazeera that also explored Chinese immigration in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
View the Delta feature at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NMrqGHr5zE.
Funding for the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum has been provided in part through the Mississippi Humanities Council, Kings Daughters and Sons Circle #2, the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area and the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum board.