'The Detroit History Podcast:' Chung's Restaurant and Detroit's Chinatown

June 10, 2024, 10:10 AM

Photo by Roger Martin The Detroit History Podcast

As a child growing up in metro Detroit during the 1970s and 1980s, Curtis Chin watched the world go by from an unusual vantage point. His family owned Chung’s, a popular Chinese restaurant in the Cass Corridor, which enjoyed a 60-year run before closing in 2000. Chin, now a nationally recognized author, has written about that experience in his memoir, “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant.” He explains the pep talk he got from the late Coleman A. Young about the importance of anger. As Chin recalls the conversation: “Coleman Young, challenged me and said, ‘there’s nothing wrong with being angry.’ It’s a motivator. It gets you to do things, and it forces you to ask questions.” -- Tim Kiska, The Detroit History Podcast

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