Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary has teamed up with the Chinese American Museum to establish “A Place of Inclusion,” a permanent monument where visitors can learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act, a Federal law that existed from 1882 until 1943 that prevented the entry of Chinese to the U.S. and excluded legal Chinese immigrants from U.S. citizenship. The “Place of Inclusion” project builds upon the passage of House Resolution 683 – the formal expression of Regret by the United States for the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Resolution was authored by Congresswoman Judy Chu (27th District, CA). The public kick-off is scheduled for June 18 at 10 a.m. at the Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
In addition to the monument, which will be set on the grounds of Rose Hills, the project will provide a supplement to existing California fourth grade history books explaining the role of the Chinese immigrants, their contributions to U.S. history and the passage and subsequent repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. The project will have its official public Kick-Off at the Chinese American Museum, 425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. The …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce