To Enjoy and Defend Our American Citizenship
In the 1880s, the federal government passes legislation that removes the equal protection under the law provided by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Racial discrimination and violent attacks intensify throughout the next decades, and community members face the challenge of organizing to fight for basic human rights.
Join CHSA in exploring the experiences of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in their groundbreaking work alongside groups such as the NAACP to challenge discriminatory laws ...
... and create the support systems necessary for survival in a segregated United States.
Now - December 13, 2008
Philip P. Choy Gallery
Chinese Historical Society of America
Museum & Learning Center
965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
The early Chinese American Citizens Alliance, asserting their identity as Native Sons of the Golden State in San Francisco's 1907 Fourth of July parade.
Chinese American Citizens Alliance 1961 convention book, CHSA, Thomas W. Chinn Collection