1882 Foundation Presents “Through Chinatown’s Eyes, April 1968” at NCSS

The latest presentation of "Through Chinatown's Eyes, April 1968" occurred at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference held in Washington, DC on Dec. 2, 2016. Ting-Yi Oei showed the film to 30 teachers and other educators and provided them with a copy of the film and a lesson plan. The lesson plan covers not just the events documented in the film but provides valuable context for the history of the times. Civil rights are at the heart of the events surrounding Martin Luther King's assassination,…

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1882 Foundation Participates in Historical Society of DC Conference
Tom Fong and Sojin Kim explain DC Neighborhood Voices and Smithsonian Folk Life programs to a visitor

1882 Foundation Participates in Historical Society of DC Conference

The 1882 Foundation recently set up a table display at the Historical Society of Washington DC's 43rd annual conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on November 4, 2016. The conference's mission has remained constant: to provide a friendly and rigorous forum for discussing and promoting original research in the history of local Washington, D.C., and its metropolitan area. Ted Gong, Tom Fong, and Sojin Kim were thrilled to have the chance to share the mission of the 1882 Foundation with this dynamic group.…

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CACA Meeting on Education, July 11, 2016

Meeting in Los Angeles over the course of two days, members of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA)  Education Committee drafted plans to produce a curriculum in 2017 around five key themes in Chinese American history. Immigration Building of the American Nation (Contributions) Western expansion Imperialism 14th Amendment (Wong Kim Ark) Civil rights - Exclusion laws Women’s rights Asian American movement of the 60’s Culture and Identity Recognizing that a lot of material exists already, the committee is setting its task to gather the best and…

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Chinese in the South and in the Confederacy

Chinese in the South and in the Confederacy by Roberta Chew. September 29, 2015 The 1882 Foundation with the Alexandria Black History Museum hosted activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (Hart-Celler Act) and the Civil Rights Movement. The activities sought to highlight instances where ethnic American histories overlapped.  Ted Alexandria, National Park Historian at the Antietam National Battlefield, provided these comments: Most don’t know that a few hundred Asians served the Union cause in the Civil War.  Even…

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Resources

The Experience of Chinese in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries Becoming American:  The Chinese Experience Harpers Weekly:  The Chinese-American Experience, 1857-1892 Library of Congress:  The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 National Archives:  Federal Agencies' Enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion Laws National Archives:  Records of Chinese Persons Passing Through San Francisco and Honolulu During the Chinese Exclusion Period Anti-Chinese Attitudes and Violence Chinese Riot and Massacre:  Rock Springs, September 1885 CINARC:  Anti-Chinese Violence in the Pacific Northwest Harper's Weekly:  Anti-Chinese Riots UC Hastings:  State and…

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Virginia Conference for the Social Studies

The annual Virginia Conference for the Social Studies was held on Oct. 16-17 in Norfolk, Va., and for a 3rd consecutive year, the 1882 Foundation presented a workshop -- this time on the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationalization Act (Hart-Celler). Our recognition of this legislative milestone dovetailed well with the major theme of the Conference: looking at history from multiple perspectives. A key component of the workshop was to connect the Hart-Celler Act to the civil rights movement and, in particular, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts…

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