1882 FOUNDATION

American Civil Rights & the Chinese Exclusion Laws

Uncovering, Understanding and Sharing Our American Story

The 1882 Foundation seeks to broaden public awareness of the history and continuing significance of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act through three initiatives:

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Encouraging Collaboration

We organize an annual 1882 Symposium in Washington D.C. to build connections among educators and public & private agencies.

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Uncovering & Preserving Our Stories

We collect oral histories and preserve story sites through monthly Talk Story Events. Talk Story encourages individuals to reveal their stories and share them with others.

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Strengthening Public Education

We aim to promote the inclusion of Chinese and Asian American experiences in our core curricula through curriculum content and resources and teacher workshops.

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ABOUT

Learn about the 1882 Foundation's mission and meet the team!

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TALK STORY

Find out what our monthly Talk Story events are all about.

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EDUCATION

Find our lesson plans on topics like the 14th Amendment and the Transcontinental Railroad.

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CONFERENCES

Read about the Chinese American Women in History Conference, held last October!

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LITERATURE AND ARTS

Join us for weekly Book Chats!

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COLLABORATIONS

Walk the footsteps of Chinese railroad workers on the Return to Gold Mountain Tour.

Messages from the Exec's Desk​

Covid-19 Vaccines

Dear Community Leaders:

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAPI community has been disproportionately affected. Asian American are overrepresented in frontline and essential workers and had one of the highest unemployment rates in August 2020 and have been the victims of an unprecedented spike in anti-Asian violence.   Vaccine hesitancy has prevented most of the nation from returning back to normal in a timely manner. Barriers to receiving the vaccine may be related to limited English proficiency…

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1882 Foundation
508 I Street NW (lower level)
Washington, D.C. 20001