Dramatic Re-enactment of Chy Lung v. Freeman

March 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

On Thursday, April 3, come to Lewis 120 at 4:30pm to see a dramatic re-enactment of the 1876 court case Chy Lung v. Freeman. Colloquially referred to as the “case of the 22 lewd Chinese women,” Chy Lung v. Freeman was a U.S. Supreme Court case arising from a ruling by the California immigration commissioner that 22 Chinese women on a ship arrived in America were prostitutes because they came by themselves and without families. This was the first court case in American history to involve Chinese litigants and has had a lasting impact on American immigration policy.

The dramatic re-enactment will be performed by Princeton undergraduate students, directed by Lewis Center Lecturer R.N. Sandberg, and moderated by the Honorable Judge Denny Chin ’75, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information about the re-enactments, take a look at this article in the Atlantic. We hope to see you there!

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