Sally Chung


Sally Chung was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Her parents immigrated first and worked to bring Sally (age 3) and her siblings. She did not see her parents for nine years while she lived in Taiwan with her grandfather. When she came to the US, she struggled with the language and making friends. She worked in family restaurants. She met her husband when he was a customer at the restaurant in Dearborn. He returned to Taiwan after his student visa expired and they had a long distance relationship for three years. Eventually she and her husband opened their own restaurant.

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  • Date Interviewed: Wednesday, 29 February 2012
  • Interviewer: Karlee Derrick


Immigration to the U.S.

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Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #34


Example of proper citation/attribution:

Derrick, K. (Interviewer) & Chung, S. (Interviewee). (2008). Sally Chung: Immigration to the U.S. [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from The John Novak Digital Interview Collection of the Marygrove College:

Detroit Journeys Collection

Detroit Journeys Collection

The Detroit Journeys Collection features interviews focusing on the experiences of individuals migrating within the U.S. or from outside the U.S. to Detroit, Michigan.

Experiences Collection

Experiences Collection

The Experiences Collection features two sections. The first section includes interviews with women from Bennett College who participated in the Woolworth's Lunch Counter civil rights demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina. The second section includes interviews with migrant workers from Homestead, Florida.

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