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The Bing Kong Tong Building
In the late 1800s, Chinese immigrants risked all to start a new life in America. But Americans who feared losing jobs to the new, cheap labor turned the land of opportunity hostile. Chinatowns burned, ethnic slurs flew and Congress prohibit ed Chinese laborers from entering or working in the country.

For outcast Chinese, Tongs were places of protection and solidarity during this time of chaos, where they could worship, study and settle legal disputes peacefully.

In the newspapers, the Tongs were secretive centers of gangland warfare, opium deals and gambling.

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