Herstory in Los Angeles Public Library〈The Legal history of Chinese American Women Exhibition〉,Curator Dr. Chiu Chen 邱彰博士 /此展覽獻給我摯愛的兒子/

Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese-American women's history, told through legal cases fought in the supreme courts of the U.S. and its states. Using the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen, Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese-American women to gain legal standing in the U.S.

Starting in 1852, the cases document women who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights. One 1874 case from San Francisco describes a group of recent immigrants who were defined as "lewd and immoral" due to their style of dress, and were set to be deported. The women fought back and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in their favor, stating that the California laws were in conflict with federal immigration laws and the women were released. In Tape v. Hurley, 66 Cal. 473 (1885), a landmark case in the California Supreme Court in which the Court found the exclusion of a Chinese American student from public school based on her ancestry unlawful. The Court ruled that Chinese-American children had a right to public education and to attend public schools.

The exhibit is a fascinating look at the ordinary people who fought for their rights, and, in doing so, helped shape a new world for Chinese-Americans in the U.S. The exhibition is provided to the Library by Dr. Chang C Chen, who has worked tirelessly to document the written legal history of Chinese-Americans.

http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/exhibits/herstory

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Herstory in Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch〈The Legal history of Chinese American Women Exhibition〉,Curator Dr. Chiu Chen 邱彰博士 /此展覽獻給我摯愛的兒子/

HERSTORY Photo Exhibit at Chinatown Branch
September 1, 2016
Stop by Chinatown Branch to see Herstory, an exhibit featuring rare photographs and case descriptions of legal history of Chinese-American women in the past 165 years. The exhibit is a fascinating look at the ordinary people who fought for their rights, and in doing so, helped shape a new world for Chinese-Americans in the United States.

The exhibit is provided by Dr. Chang C. Chen, who has worked tirelessly for the past three years to document the written legal history of Chinese-Americans.

"她在垉史背吞" 图片展览亞2016年9月1日至2016年10月31日在芝加哥图书馆中国埞分馆隆重展出。本展览展瞰了羞国卞人女性为争取自己的权利,勇敢争取,螷得胜利的垉史。欢连参观。

https://www.chipublib.org/news/herstory-photo-exhibit-at-chinatown-branch/

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