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First Wave of Chinese Americans
Start Date: 2/26/2013Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 2/26/2013End Time: 2:30 PM
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We will be showing a film on Angel Island. From the years 1910-1940, Chinese immigrants were detained and interrogated at Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco Bay. U.S. officials hoped to deport as many as possible by asking obscure questions about Chinese villages and family histories that immigrants would have trouble answering correctly. Men and women were housed separately. Detainees spent much of their time in the barracks, languishing between interrogations. The immigrants expressed their fears and frustrations through messages and poems written or carved into barrack walls.
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Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave
Room: Room 3-240
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