“April 1968” – Arlington Central Library

The 1882 Foundation is hosting a screening of Through Chinatown’s Eyes: April 1968 at the Arlington Central Library on Saturday, May 12th at 1pm. As always, this event is free and open to all.  

1882 Foundation at GWU’s Mondays at the Museum

On April 2, 2018, at the George Washington University Museum "Mondays at the Museum" series, Ted Gong and the 1882 Foundation presented Penny Lee's film, Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968. The timing of this screening aligned with the week of the historic 50th anniversary of the civil unrest in the District following Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. After the screening, the group, some of whom are regulars to the Mondays at the Museum series, asked engaging questions, both about the specific community tensions raised in…


“April 1968: Through Chinatown’s Eyes” at GU

By Georgetown University's Political Awareness Committee of the Asian American Student Association On February 21, 2017, Georgetown University's Political Awareness Committee (PAC) of the Asian American Student Association (AASA) screened the 1882 Foundation documentary, "April 1968: Through Chinatown’s Eyes," to an audience of 80 Georgetown undergraduates from all cultural, racial and ethnical backgrounds. After the screening, the students engaged in an informative and captivating conversation with guest panelists. Ted Gong, the director of the 1882 Foundation, briefly introduced the documentary series project and described how…


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,…


April 1968: Understated Intersections

April 1968: Understated Intersections of Race and Placeby Easten Law[Easten Law is a former lecturer in Intercultural Relations at American University in Washington DC. He is now D.C. Commissioner for API Affairs in the DC Mayor's office and a doctoral student at Georgetown University.]It was a real privilege moderating the 1882 Foundation screening and discussion of “Through Chinatown Eyes: 1968” at Busboys and Poets in early October. I was truly humbled to hear the stories of my Chinese-American elders. Their witness is vital for all…


Through Chinatown’s Eyes First Episode: April 1968

Through Chinatown’s Eyes First Episode: April 1968 The first in a series of short documentaries, April 1968, examines the impact of the civil disturbances and street violence in DC on Chinatown after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in April 1968.  The story, from the perspective of people recalling events as school children and young adults in Chinatown, explores ideas about ethnic identity and race relationships.  It tells how the street violence affected the growth of the neighborhood and its commercial development. The film…