1882 FOUNDATION

American Civil Rights & the Chinese Exclusion Laws

Uncovering, Understanding and Sharing Our American Story

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 28, 2024

Remembering and Building On

Save the date! The 1882 Foundation will be hosting a Talk Story program at the Kennedy Center REACH in the Skylight Pavilion on Wednesday, April 28, 2024. Time TBD. More...
Kennedy Center REACH, Skylight Pavillion,
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

OUR INITIATIVES

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

UNCOVERING & PRESERVING OUR STORYS

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.

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.

ENCOURAGING COLLABORATION

We organize an annual 1882 Symposium that seeks to build connections and strengthen collective capabilities among educators, and public & private agencies.

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.

ABOUT US

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

1882 Foundation Conferences

CONFERENCES

Read about the Chinese American Women in History Conference 2019.

TALK STORY

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

LITERATURE AND ARTS

Links to the Literature Corner Blog and our Literature and Arts database.

Messages from the Exec's Desk​