Newark (New Jersey)
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1985.003.002 Oral History Interview with Delamot Wah

Delamot Wah describes her life growing up with her mother in their family hand laundry store in Newark, New Jersey during the 1920s through 1950. Topics covered included Delamot dealing with racism as a mixed-race child, her work in the hand laundry from a very young age, and her family relations, as her mother had children with different partners, resulting in her having different step-siblings. Delamot relates stories of her Chinese stepfather, Charles Chin Wah, and describes how she was enmeshed in Chinese American and Chinatown culture.