Alicia Chew and Sherlyn ChewAlicia Chew was born on 272 Ninth Street in Chinatown in 1924. Alicia, along with her daughter Sherlyn, recall many childhood stories of growing up in the neighborhood, and how Lincoln School has remained a centerpiece for Chinatown students through the decades. Alicia believes that Chinatown is in fact "the most important part of Oakland" because of its vibrancy. Alicia has many nicknames including "Happy" named by her parents when she was born as well as "Betty" after the cartoon character "Betty Boop."
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ALICIA & SHERLYN'S MEMORY MAP
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KEY: Before 1945 Between 1946-65 Between 1966-99 2000 to present