By Roger Dong For Northwest Asian Weekly For anyone not familiar with the non-profit organization Chinese American Heroes, Wong Chin Foo was our first Chinese American hero. Right after Wong Chin Foo came, the 12,000 Chinese Railroad workers built the most difficult and dangerous part of the greatest infrastructure project of the 19th Century — […]
By Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.
Chinese workers helped make the United States a lot more “united” by building the first
By Mead Gruver The Associated Press BUFORD PHINDELI TOWN, Wyo. (AP) — A Vietnamese businessman has raised a few eyebrows among Wyomingites by buying the remote outpost of Buford and tacking the name of a new coffee brand onto a place named 147 years ago for a civil war hero.
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Last month started off with a bang as the media shined a light on those who have wronged the Asian community.
NEW YORK (AP) — In cramped quarters in Chinatown, staff at the Museum of Chinese in America had to be careful not to step on any schoolchildren as they taught a class about the role Chinese immigrants played in building the Transcontinental Railroad.
On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.