Jung Wing, A Pre-Civil War Chinese Laundryman in Atlanta

Jung Wing, a Chinese who died at age 90 in 1944 in Atlanta, may well have been one of the first laundrymen not only in the South but anywhere in the U. S.  According to his obituary, he was washing clothes near Atlanta when it was still named Marthasville prior to the “War Between the States,” as Southerners referred to what today is commonly called the “Civil War.”


Interestingly, Jung Wing had another claim to fame as he was sent as a delegate to Washington, D. C. for the first inauguration of President Grover Cleveland.


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