Screening: Chinese in the Frontier West – An American Story

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chinese in the Frontier West – An American Story

Chinese in the Frontier West – An American Story (61 mins):

This film documents the large-scale migration of Chinese to California during the Gold Rush of the 1850s and the central role that these immigrants played in developing the American West by building the first Transcontinental Railroad and transforming California into the breadbasket of the nation.  Their landmark legal battles to overcome discrimination helped to develop U.S. civil rights law, setting key precedents and expanding the definition of what it means to be an American.

Zoom link to 12 PM screning is:

Zoom link to 4 PM screening is:

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Save your calendar for next week’s videos:

  • April 22 – Karen Culture Presentation (39 mins)
  • April 29 – The Hmong and the Secret War (PBS) (57 mins)
  • May 6 – Kū Kanaka (Stand Tall): A Native Hawaiian Leader (28 mins)


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