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Alternate title:Story of Chinese immigration
Summary:From 1910 until 1943, Chinese immigrants to America passed through Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. Unlike other groups, the Chinese were legally discriminated against under an 1882 law called the Chinese Exclusion Act. This program looks at how two women--one an artist, the other a documentary filmmaker--are raising funds and awareness to have the old immigration station restored. Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program: The news hour with Jim Lehrer on September 5, 2000.
Contributor:Lehrer, James
Michels, Spencer
Lowe, Felicia
Wong, Flo Oy 1938-
Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Place of origin – Settlement:Princeton
Topical subjects:Angel Island (Calif.)
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Law and legislation
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Jim Lehrer, Spencer Michels, Felicia Lowe, Flo Oy Wong.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Films@UM Browse terms:China
Civil Rights, Discrimination
Government, Law, Politics
Collection:Films@UM
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