Highlight from Fighting Anti-Asian Discrimination in Nineteenth Century Greenwich Village

Following the passage of the 1882 Exclusion Acts, thousands of Chinese Americans moved to New York City to escape the increase of racist violence sweeping the nation. Once here, they formed new organizations to defend their rights and assert their interests. While most of this took place in what would become Chinatown, Greenwich Village was also a center for Chinese American organizing in the late 1800s. In April 2019, A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Dylan Yeats guided a tour of sites between Washington Square and Cooper Square, where Chinese American immigrant-rights activists lived and worked 130 years ago, and how their victories and defeats continue to resonate today.

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