History Café: Untold Stories from the Chinese Exclusion Act Files
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
History Café: Untold Stories from the Chinese Exclusion Act Files
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationMuseum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
AudienceTeens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin the Seattle Public Library, History Link, and MOHAI in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the city's past has influenced the present.
DescriptionFor 61 years, the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act barred Chinese laborers from entering the United States and prevented those who did from becoming naturalized citizens. Applicants were questioned in detail at US ports of entry about their families and villages in China.

This rich, biographical information is now accessible in Seattle, housed at the local office of the National Archives.

Hear from National Archives’ volunteer Trish Hackett Nicola about the valuable information found in these files, and from Cathy Lee about how the files helped her uncover her great aunt’s story.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Phone206-386-4636
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Contact Info*Central Library
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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