CHSA is pleased to share the following video excerpts from the Forbidden Citizens book event held on July 24, 2012. Following passage last October of Senate Resolution 201, expressing regret for the Chinese exclusion laws, Covington & Burling LLP’s Martin Gold penned Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History, a book that for the first time traces the timeline and background of those laws.

Frank Wu, Dean & Chancellor of UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, described the beginnings of the movement seeking an apology for the U.S. Chinese exclusionary laws:

Marty Gold, author of Forbidden Citizens, reflects about what made the Senate and House Resolutions possible:

Marty Gold explains why Congress needed to pass these resolutions: