Chinese naturalization

Katherine Jane Lee, 15, center, the first Chinese woman 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 in 1944. 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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