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Friday, September 2, 2022

On this day in 1885, 150 white coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming, brutally attacked the Chinese workers, killing 28, wounding 15 others, and driving several hundred more out of town.

  • Wyoming State Historical Society account
  • Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America. This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to Gold Mountain (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America.