Friday, May 6, 2022
The first immigration-related legislation that excluded a specific racial-ethnic group from the US. The Chinese Exclusion Act set the stage for future immigration exclusion acts against virtually every Asian ethnic group until the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965 was passed.
- Amend: The Fight for America is a Netflix series hosted by Will Smith that examines the evolving, often lethal, fight for equal rights through the use of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. Episode 4 focuses on immigration with a long segment on the Chinese Exclusion Act.
- Remembering 1882: Fighting for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Extensive primary source resources from the Chinese Historical Society of America.