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A Special Presentation of American Experience The Chinese Exclusion Act
Premieres May 29, 2018

The Chinese Exclusion Act

A Special Presentation of American Experience

Film Description

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years.

Learn more about The Chinese Exclusion Act and the Center for Asian American Media.

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