A group of 107 high school students visited the Laogai Museum as part of Hampton University’s Pre-College Summer Program. The students received guided tours of the artifacts on display in the museum from Laogai Research Foundation staff and were treated to a presentation delivered by Executive Director Harry Wu on his experiences in China’s laogai system. The Chinese Communist Party arrested Mr. Wu in 1960 for being a “counter-revolutionary rightist.” He subsequently spent 19 years in various labor camps before being released in 1979.
The Laogai Museum features exhibits, archived documents, and original artifacts depicting the horrors of China’s laogai system, China’s vast system of detention facilities in which countless political prisoners are incarcerated. The museum exists to raise awareness of the laogai system and human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party.
If you would like to reserve a group tour of the museum and participate in a discussion with Laogai Research Foundation Executive Director Harry Wu about China’s laogai system, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-408-8300.