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“Remembering 1882” – Exhibit at SF City Hall
May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
The Chinese Historical Society of America and the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, in conjunction with the Center for Asian American Media/Steeplechase Films, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month—San Francisco
Present Remembering 1882 at San Francisco City Hall
May 1–31, 2017
To commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, which was passed on May 6, 1882, CHSA’s Remembering 1882 exhibit will be displayed at City Hall throughout the month of May 2017. 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.
Remembering 1882 was produced by CHSA in 2007, and the exhibit has since traveled nationwide, including Washington, D.C. In celebration of the 10th year of this exhibit, CHSA has updated Remembering 1882 with a new exhibit panel. The panel discusses the official government apologies for the Chinese Exclusion Act passed by California and the U.S. Congress from 2009–2012.
This presentation of Remembering 1882 is sponsored by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and Steeplechase Films, in connection with their upcoming PBS documentary The Chinese Exclusion Act. THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT is a new PBS documentary connecting the Chinese Exclusion Act with the history of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture. The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is co-producing and leading the educational outreach with filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films. Visit www.caamedia.org/cea. Special thanks to CPB, NEH and PBS for their generous support of the film.