Aung San Suu Kyi's speech at the Asia Society in Washington D.C.

She talked about American missionaries such as Judson and Seagrave (around 20 minutes into the video). She mentioned that schools and colleges founded by their organizations were well-known and were keen on preserving Burmese cultures and dress. One thing that was interesting was her comment about the Burmese dresses American Baptist Mission school girls had to wear during the colonial days in the 30s. After independence, though, she had to wear skirts at her English Methodist school unlike her mother who had to wear Burmese traditional dress.

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