An 1894 notarised statement by witnesses attesting to the identity of Wong Kim Ark. A photograph of Wong is affixed to the statement. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Birth of a birthright: meet Wong Kim Ark, the Chinese-American whose Supreme Court case changed the country

  • The 1895 case of Wong Kim Ark in San Francisco ended up in federal court
  • Anti-immigrant forces gearing up for a fight to win judicial sanction for anti-Chinese laws saw Wong as a perfect test case
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An 1894 notarised statement by witnesses attesting to the identity of Wong Kim Ark. A photograph of Wong is affixed to the statement. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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