Interview: Mingchu Pearl Huynh

Title

Interview: Mingchu Pearl Huynh

Description

As part of the “Oral History of Philadelphia Immigration” course at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Mingchu Pearl Huynh was interviewed about her journey to the United States. Pearl shared stories of her transition from wealth to poverty, growing up in various refugee camps, and discovering Buddhism. After arriving in the United States, Pearl was determined to succeed, gaining an education and working in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Since setting in Philadelphia, Pearl has discovered her passion for service and has worked on developing the Northeast Philadelphia Chinese Association (NEPCA).

Date

March 16, 2019

Rights

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

Identifier

2019oh0152_irw0083

Interviewer

Mikaila Barba

Interviewee

Mingchu Pearl Huynh

Sort Priority

0022

Interview Keyword

Northeast Philadelphia Chinese Association (NEPCA)
Immigration policy
Community
New York City (N.Y.)
Employment
Occupations
Refugees
Buddhism
Buddhist temples
Refugee camps
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Childhood

Indexed By

Mikaila Barba

Files

pearl_OH.jpeg


Citation

“Interview: Mingchu Pearl Huynh,” Philly Immigration, accessed September 16, 2021, https://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/1062.

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