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Remembering 1882

Graphic image for the 1882 exhibit

Fighting for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act

In 1882 Congress passed the nation’s first immigration legislation – a law to prevent people of Chinese descent from entering the United States. This exhibit – produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America – explores the Exclusion Act from its origins, through its full repeal in 1968, the civil rights struggle of Chinese Americans, and the historic importance of habeas corpus in the Chinese American community.

A traveling exhibit, produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America.

Posted on 08.25.08

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