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Chinese Exclusion Act Film Screening
July 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMFree
A PBS “American Experience” Original Documentary (PG)
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 had a profound influence on immigration during and beyond its 60 year period of enforcement. This act barred Chinese workers from coming to this country, and prohibited Chinese nationals, who were already here in the United States as laborers for American railroads and other industries, from ever gaining citizenship.
Join us for a screening of the abridged 30 minute version of this documentary. Learn about the origins, history and impact of the first US immigration law to target a specific nationality of people.
This program is presented through a partnership between the Arlington Public Library and the 1882 Foundation, a Washington, DC cultural advocacy and public education agency working to broaden public understanding of the history of Chinese in America and tell of their contributions to the formation and enrichment of the American nation.
For more information about this event go to: https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/4264668
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