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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Immigration and Civil Rights: 1965 and Beyond – October 1, 2015 Event

Immigration & Civil Rights:  1965 and Beyond – October 1, 2015 event by Roberta L. Chew The third in our series commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Immigration & Nationality Act and the Civil Rights Movement.  Moving from the past to the present, we focused on the civil rights movement of the 1960s, showing clips from three documentary films which depicted aspects of the turbulent social change of the times. Freedom Rider documents the six-month campaign in 1961 when a group of black and…

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Janelle Wong Opens Black History Museum and 1882 Foundation Event

50th Anniversary of the 1965 Immigration & Nationality Act and the Civil Rights Movement by Roberta L. Chew The 1882 Foundation, Alexandria’s Black History Museum and the City of Alexandria came together for a unique collaboration exploring the impact of and synergy between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and landmark legislation passed in 1965 – notably, the Immigration and Nationality Act.  This law in particular  – over the 50 years since its passage, has transformed the American landscape demographically, bringing more Asians and…

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