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April 1968: Through Chinatown’s Eyes
May 21, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
The civil disturbances and street violence after the assassination of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. had a profound impact on all of DC. It had no less an impact on DC Chinatown, which found itself caught between the black and white struggle. In partnership with The 1882 Foundation, join us for a screening of the short film April 1968: Through Chinatown Eyes byPenny Lee, followed by a panel discussion about how Chinatown residents felt, saw, and experienced the historical events of April 1968.
The 1882 Foundation is a Washington, DC cultural advocacy and public education agency working to broaden public understanding of the history of Chinese in America and tell of their contributions to the formation and enrichment of the American nation.