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Speaker Series: The First Chinese Woman to Vote
October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10/19 Speaker Series
The Story of Tye Leung:
The First Chinese Woman to Vote
Join us to explore the fascinating history of Tye Leung, the very first Chinese American woman to become a federal civil servant at the famous Angel Island Immigration Station and the first Chinese American woman to ever vote in a US presidential election. Ted Schulze will trace the life of Tye, from her infamous days among San Francisco’s Barbary Coast to her quiet life as a loving grandmother. Schulze will also look at the life of her husband Charles Schulze, whose father came from Europe to seek his fortune in a tiny Nevada mining town. Her story is also one of forbidden love, as her illegal interracial marriage compromised her and her white husband’s government career. That did not stop Tye and her husband, Charles, from having a loving marriage with 4 children, and a continued series of fascinating experiences. Tye was an advocate for women’s rights and she is a designated Women’s History Month Honoree by the National Women’s History Project.
Ted Schulze is Tye’s grandson, and has done considerable research on Leung’s life, family history, and accomplishments. Schulze is recently retired from Xerox and is a dedicated member of the FOCC Trail Crew and a proud to volunteer of the Topside Animal Care crew at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. He lives with his wife Amy, in San Rafael.
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 6pm – 7pm
$5 fee. Space is limited and reservations are required.
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