Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Our September Exeter History Minute - The Academy's First Chinese Students

In 1872, China sent 120 boys to the United States in hopes that they would be accepted into the U. S. military academies. Nine of these boys ended up at Phillips Exeter Academy for a short time. In this Exeter History Minute -- click here to view -- we focus on the Chinese students' experience in our town (until their government pulled the plug on the program and called the students back). We'd like to thank the Phillips Exeter Academy Library for providing the photos, and for their assistance with the research.

Check it out, and please share it with your friends! Also, we welcome your input, so send us your ideas for future episodes of the History Minute!

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