Quen Chow Lee, lead plaintiff in lawsuit over Chinese head tax, dies at 105

The Toronto Star writes:

Quen Chow Lee, one of three immigrant litigants who led a class-action lawsuit against Ottawa over its discriminatory Chinese head tax, has died. She was 105.

Born in China in October 18, 1911, Lee was nicknamed “Nooey Quen” — meaning women’s rights in English.

Do you have ancestors who were Chinese head tax payers? How did the head tax affect your family or community? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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