Memphians attend the Memphis Chinese History & Culture Festival

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( Memphians spent their afternoon learning about the city’s rich music, history and cultural diversity in Downtown Memphis.

The Memphis Chinese History & Culture Festival was hosted at Handy Park on Sunday.

The festival included activities from arts and crafts, to this year’s main event of a historical marker unveiling ceremony.

The marker commemorates 50 years of the longest serving Chinese restaurant on Beale Street, The “Chop Suey”.

“Through the last couple of years we have identified many Chinese businesses in the Mid-South more than 100 years,” said Jin Liang Cai of the Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and Mid-South. “But they no longer exist where they used to be and we want to recognize, commemorate what we call the Chinese immigrants who came more than a 100 years ago who settled here and created businesses and contributed to the community.”

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