Chinese naturalization

Katherine Jane Lee, 15, middle, the first Chinese girl to become an American citizen since the repeal of the Chinese exclusion act, pledges allegiance to the flag during a naturalization ceremony before Federal Judge John P. Barnes. Her grandfather Edward Kan, left, who was an interpreter for the department of naturalization, and her mother Mrs. Esther Lee, right, were with her in court.

( Chicago Tribune / December 19, 1944 )

Katherine Jane Lee, 15, middle, the first Chinese girl to become an American citizen since the repeal of the Chinese exclusion act, pledges allegiance to the flag during a naturalization ceremony before Federal Judge John P. Barnes. Her grandfather Edward Kan, left, who was an interpreter for the department of naturalization, and her mother Mrs. Esther Lee, right, were with her in court.

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