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“Chinese in the Sunset” – exhibit on view at CHSA
May 25, 2018 - September 2, 2018
The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) proudly presents Chinese in the Sunset in CHSA’s Learning Center from May 25-July 1, 2018.
An exhibit about the lives of Chinese Americans in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset District, Chinese in the Sunset illuminates the history of racial restrictions preventing Chinese and other people of color from living in the Sunset, how the 1960’s civil rights movement and subsequent legislation removed the restrictions, how social attitudes changed, and how different perspectives within the community has led the Outer Sunset to become a vibrant community today. We further hope the public will draw parallels with today’s national discussions of immigrant communities.