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Graphic and link to "Remembering 1882" exhibit Graphic and link for "Gateway to Gold Mountain" exhibit Graphic and link for "Asian & Pacific-Islander Student & Alumni Exhibit" Graphic and link for "Immigration and Bay Area Asians" exhibit Graphic and link to "Stones and Bones" exhibit Graphic and link for "Ghosts of the Dam" exhibit


Special Exhibits Currently in CSUEB University Library


CSUEB Recognizes the Legacy of the
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act


In recognition of this infamous discriminatory legislation, the University is seeking to call attention to the context and legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act and its effect upon multiple generations of all Asian groups who wanted to come to America.


The centerpiece exhibit was produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America. It is entitled Remembering 1882: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act - and is visiting the CSUEB campus at the invitation of President Qayoumi.


Early in 2008, the President also asked that interested parties throughout campus contribute to our collective understanding of 1882 through whatever avenues seemed appropriate. The result has been a series of events which began in the Spring Quarter 2008, when the 1882 Exhibit briefly visited campus as the focus for a student symposium on the topic hosted by the History Department.


This Fall and early-Winter Quarters, the festivities have continued with the preview opening of a series of coordinated exhibits within the University Library on October 12th, and a talk by Dr. Ron Takaki in the University Theatre on October 13th. On October 14th, the annual Faculty Emeriti Reception marked the official, ceremonial inauguration of the multiple displays in the newly-carpeted University Library. Currently the celebration continues in the Library, and the final phase - the opening of the Ghosts of the Dam exhibit - is slated for the week after Thanksgiving.


Background material on each of the exhibits can be accessed by clicking on the poster graphics, above, or by visiting the University Library's Exhibits Page:


Additional details may be found at:


If you have any questions, please call Richard Apple at 510.885.3892, or email him at

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