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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Civil Rights & the 1965 Immigration and Nationalization Act (Hart-Celler)

Teacher Workshop, Oct. 2, 2015 The 1882 Foundation and the Alexandria Black History Museum collaborated on a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of landmark legislative acts that have transformed America over the lat half-century. As part of the week's activities, teachers from Alexandria City schools participated in a full-day workshop entitled The World Comes To Us: A Fresh Look at What we Teach and the Students We're Teaching. A variety of sessions were designed to recognize the intersection of the African American experience and civil rights with that of…

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Young Historians Project

Nothing works better at getting students interested in history than having them become historians themselves. We all long to feel the excitement of uncovering something new, of getting our hands on a real document proving who we are or where we came from. We learn by seeing something through a different set of eyes, appreciating the work or experiences of someone by reading their stories, studying photos. or touching objects they touched. That's what the Smithsonian's Young Historians Project has students do in connection with searching…

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