Gong Lum’s Legacy takes place in the Mississippi Delta against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South in 1924. We witness the unexpected romance between Joe Ting, a Chinese immigrant, and Lucy Sims, a Black school teacher. Joe’s shop-keeper father, Charlie, is adamantly opposed to their relationship. Charlie’s friend, Gong Lum, sues the local school board to permit his daughters to attend a white school. Gong Lum v Rice, an actual civil rights case, eventually reaches the Supreme Court. Charlie is confident that Lum will prevail and that Chinese people will soon have the same rights as Whites. Charlie does not want those rights jeopardized by his son, Joe, being romantically involved with a Black woman. He does everything in his power to separate Joe and Lucy.
COVID Safety Information:
Vaccination card, I.D. Required
Students & Seniors I.D Required
Masks MUST be worn
Age Guidance: 12
THURSDAYS- SATURDAYS @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAYS @ 3 PM