Fresno’s International Institute helped immigrants learn English and American customs and also showcased their cultures to the community at Old World’s Fair. Practicing their Chinese sword dance for the International Institute’s Old World’s Fair are, left to right, Brenda Hee, Brenda Wong, Irene Wong and Julie Yee.
Fresno’s International Institute helped immigrants learn English and American customs and also showcased their cultures to the community at Old World’s Fair. Practicing their Chinese sword dance for the International Institute’s Old World’s Fair are, left to right, Brenda Hee, Brenda Wong, Irene Wong and Julie Yee. Ed Nold Undated Fresno Bee file photo
Fresno’s International Institute helped immigrants learn English and American customs and also showcased their cultures to the community at Old World’s Fair. Practicing their Chinese sword dance for the International Institute’s Old World’s Fair are, left to right, Brenda Hee, Brenda Wong, Irene Wong and Julie Yee. Ed Nold Undated Fresno Bee file photo

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March 26, 2016 7:00 AM

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