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Document Details


Title: Gong, Vera Penney
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Mississippi Oral History Project
Description: Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California. At the age of eight, Ms. Gong’s father emigrated to the United States from China. In 1954, he moved his wife and children from San Francisco to Mississippi. As a child, Ms. Gong spent most of her time either in school or working in the grocery store owned and operated by her parents in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The store was located in a segregated, all-black community, and Ms. Gong and her family resided in their living quarters at the back of the grocery store.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohgongv.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gong, Vera Penney, 1950-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 19-May-1950
Speaker place of birth: San Francisco, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: Asian
Speaker occupation: Clerk; Coordinator
Age at speaking: 49
Document date: 07-Oct-1999
Interviewer: Clark, Georgene
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Cities and towns--Mississippi; City and town life--Mississippi; Community; Local history; Mississippi; Mississippi--History; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025637-27532