American Civil Rights & the Chinese Exclusion Laws
Uncovering, Understanding and Sharing Our American Story
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Washington, DC 20003 United States
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The 1882 Foundation seeks to broaden public awareness of the history and continuing significance of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act through three initiatives.
PROJECTS & PROGRAMMING
The 1882 Foundation promotes educational, cultural, and public history programs that preserve and interpret the history of the Chinese and the broader Asian American community in America about their contributions in forming and enriching the American nation.
The conference aims to explore how Chinese American women, both as historical subjects and contemporary practitioners of history, have forged interpersonal connections, fostered care, and facilitated community.
As a member of the Kennedy Center’s “Culture Caucus”, the 1882 Foundation will present four activations at the Kennedy Center REACH over the next two years. The first two activations took place in 2023.
Between 1896 and 1938, nearly 100 Chinese were laid to rest in the Congressional Cemetery. Learn how to sponsor a brick and contribute to remembering Chinese Americans and their continuing American story.