Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Vincent Chin

 
 
In Memory of Vincent Chin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
1. In Memory of Vincent Chin Marker
Inscription.  The State Bar of Michigan 34th Michigan Legal Milestone marker commemorates Ferndale as the birthplace in 1983 of the pan-ethnic Asian American civil and victim's rights movement resulting in the formation of the civil rights organization American Citizens for Justice. In response to the injustices in the 1982 beating death of Vincent Chin in Highland Park, Michigan, members of the Asian American community assembled at 22828 Woodward Avenue, the former Golden Star Chinese Restaurant located in the northeast block of Woodward and Nine Mile, where Chin was employed. The people of Ferndale are proud to host this memorial and we stand united for the fairness and justice for all people as we celebrate and value America's diversity.
 
Erected 2010 by 42nd Ferndale City Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCivil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1983.
 
Location. 42° 27.643′ N, 83° 8.083′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Nine Mile Road
In Memory of Vincent Chin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
2. In Memory of Vincent Chin Marker
This marker is the right marker of the two on the left side of the image.
Click or scan to see
this page online
and Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1), on the right when traveling west on Nine Mile Road. Marker is in the median of Woodward Avenue on the north side of Nine Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale MI 48220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry (here, next to this marker); The Crow's Nest (here, next to this marker); Deputy Albert Anderson (here, next to this marker); The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway (a few steps from this marker); The Badder Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Professional Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lux Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferndale Center Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article - Murder of Vincent Chin. (Submitted on May 12, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
In Memory of Vincent Chin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
3. In Memory of Vincent Chin Marker
View looking north along Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1) across Nine Mile Road. This marker is to the left of the "Crow's Nest".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=108321

Paid Advertisement
Dec. 6, 2021