Sam Wong, Peter Liebhold, Lisa Shao, Gregory Mark, Susan Yu, Chingsen Wong, Terry Yuan, Kate Cannon, Senator Mike Lee
Description: This video shows the opening dedications of the “Forgotten Workers” Transcontinental Railroad exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. As part of the ceremony, Chinese American descendants were given the opportunity to tell stories of their ancestors, pertaining to their immigration and experiences involving railroad construction in the American West. For the descendants, this is an opportunity to share how their families transitioned from being railroad workers to successful American entrepreneurs, and an opportunity to comment that the United States was built with the help of these Chinese immigrant families.
Coverage (place): Taishan, Guangdong, San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh
Coverage (Gregorian calendar): 1865-1900
Theme: Railroad and Labor
Subject: China-Immigration and Emigration, Chinese Immigrant Labor in the USA, Chinese Laborers, Transcontinental Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad
Date: 10 May 2019