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Documentary Screening: The Chinese Exclusion Act

Documentary Screening: The Chinese Exclusion Act
May 03, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu will show a portion of their film The Chinese Exclusion Act, followed by a discussion moderated by Li Wei Yang, curator of Pacific Rim collections at The Huntington. The film explores the important connections between the Chinese Exclusion Act—a federal law, enacted in 1882, which prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers until its repeal in 1943—and civil rights, immigration, culture, and American identity. Free; advance reservations required. Register online. Rothenberg Hall

About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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