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#AAPIHeritageMonth | Der Do You, pictured here in 1885 wearing a changshan, a traditional Chinese garment, was a successful laundromat owner in Lancaster during the 1880s and early 1900s. He arrived in Lancaster County in May 1882, the same month and year Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which established a 10-year ban on the immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States. The Act helped fuel anti-Chinese sentiment, rhetoric, and violence against Chinese and Chinese Americans already living the US in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, this did not deter Der Do You from opening his laundromat in 1883 on 317 North Duke Street in Lancaster City. The businessman also built a strong relationship with the Presbyterian community. Der Do You's name can be found in the First Presbyterian Church pew records from 1886. (📸 Uren Family Photograph Collection, LancasterHistory) ... See MoreSee Less

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#AAPIHeritageMonth | Der Do You, pictured here in 1885 wearing a changshan, a traditional Chinese garment, was a successful laundromat owner in Lancaster during the 1880s and early 1900s. He arrived in Lancaster County in May 1882, the same month and year Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which established a 10-year ban on the immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States. The Act helped fuel anti-Chinese sentiment, rhetoric, and violence against Chinese and Chinese Americans already living the US in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, this did not deter Der Do You from opening his laundromat in 1883 on 317 North Duke Street in Lancaster City. The businessman also built a strong relationship with the Presbyterian community. Der Do You's name can be found in the First Presbyterian Church pew records from 1886.

📸 Uren Family Photograph Collection, LancasterHistory

#AAPIHeritageMonth #DerDoYou #ChineseAmerican #lancasterpa #lancasterhistory #aapi #immigration

#AAPIHeritageMonth | Der Do You, pictured here in 1885 wearing a changshan, a traditional Chinese garment, was a successful laundromat owner in Lancaster during the 1880s and early 1900s. He arrived in Lancaster County in May 1882, the same month and year Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which established a 10-year ban on the immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States. The Act helped fuel anti-Chinese sentiment, rhetoric, and violence against Chinese and Chinese Americans already living the US in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, this did not deter Der Do You from opening his laundromat in 1883 on 317 North Duke Street in Lancaster City. The businessman also built a strong relationship with the Presbyterian community. Der Do You`s name can be found in the First Presbyterian Church pew records from 1886.

📸 Uren Family Photograph Collection, LancasterHistory

#AAPIHeritageMonth #DerDoYou #ChineseAmerican #lancasterpa #lancasterhistory #aapi #immigration
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