Clothing trade.;September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.;International Ladies Garment Workers Union.;Chinatown (New York, N.Y.);Immigrants.
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2014.036.018 Agnes Wong May 21, 2004

Agnes Wong is a Chinese American who immigrated to the United States to start a new life with her husband in 1974. In this interview, she discusses the circumstances leading to her immigration and involvement with the garment industry. Agnes talks about her experience working in Chinatown’s garment factories, her participation in the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and her perceptions of Chinatown throughout the many decades she worked there. Chinatown’s garment factories suffered economic hardships following the September 11 terrorist attacks and Agnes describes her experience as a garment worker during those difficult years.