On a virtual visit to the Chinese Historical Society of America museum in San Francisco’s Chinatown, we’ll explore their newest permanent exhibition, which raises the question, “what does it mean to be an American?”
Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion chronicles the complex history of Chinese people in America, including the history of Chinese immigration and the life of Chinese Americans. It raises the question, "what does it mean to be an American?"
The exhibition interprets the Chinese American experience as a key part of American history, and examines from the 188 Chinese Exclusion Act, to contemporary xenophobia in America.
The Chinese Historical Society of America is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to promoting the history and contributions of the Chinese in America. Since 1963, CHSA has strived to be a responsible steward of the remarkable narrative of the Chinese American community. CHSA is housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.
CHSA promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center.
This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.
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