In 1882 Congress passed the nation's first major immigration legislation -- a law to prevent people of Chinese descent from entering the United States. The law would tear apart families, cut the nation's Chinese American population in half, and remove the right to become citizens.
Remembering 1882 explores the historical debate around the Exclusion Act from its origins through its full repeal in 1968, the civil rights struggle of Chinese Americans and allies, and the historic importance of habeas ...
... corpus in the Chinese American community.
Now – December 13, 2008
Chinese Historical Society of America
Museum & Learning Center
965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Arnold Genthe photo, courtesy Library of Congress and John Kuo Wei Tchen, Genthe’s Photographs of San Francisco’s Old Chinatown, NY: Dover, 1984.