San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting
                             Thursday 19th February 2015
                          at the United Irish Cultural Center
                          2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
 Chinese Yankee
                                          presented by
                                  Ruthanne Lum McCunn
"Chinese Yankee" is the true story of Hong Kong born Thomas Sylvanus (Ah
Yee Way), an orphan brought to America for schooling in the mid-1850s, but
enslaved in Baltimore. Only sixteen at the outbreak of war, Thomas ran north,
joined the Freedom Army, and was blinded in the first major campaign. He
failed to fully recover his sight and, deemed incapable of performing the duties
of a soldier, was discharged. Yet he reenlisted twice, saved his regiment's colors
during the bloodbath of Spotsylvania, was lamed at Cold Harbor, and survived 9
months imprisonment in the dreaded Andersonville stockade. His health broken,
but his spirit intact, he battled for survival and justice for his family and himself
until his death in 1891. He was, as the New York Times noted, "singular."

San Francisco resident
Ruthanne Lum McCunn, an Eurasian of Chinese and
Scottish descent, was hailed by the Dallas Times in 1985 as "an American-
Chinese author of remarkable talent." Her work, which has won many awards,
has been translated into eleven languages, published in twenty-two countries,
and adapted for the stage and film.


                                 Entree Choices

                     Chicken Pomodoro @ $34.00
                     Filet of Salmon Beurre Blanc @ $38.00
                     Vegetarian Pasta @$28.00

      Entrees are accompanied by  salad, fresh vegetables, potatoes, rolls and butter, dessert,
      coffee (regular or decaffeinated), or tea.  

      [ Note: the above prices include gratuity, sales tax and room charge.]

      Please mail a check, indicating your choice of entree, to

    Mary Kunitake, 153 Exeter Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070
              email:; phone: 650 270 4491

                   to arrive before Monday, February 16th.

    Please make checks payable to "SF Civil War Round Table."

    6:00pm  no-host cocktails
    6:45pm  dinner
    7:45pm program

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