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  TIMELINE

Often our past dictates our present actions to achieve the future that we want to attain. As a result, we welcome you to discover the history of Asian Pacific Americans.

IN the 1830's
Chinese immigrants arrive in New York and Hawaii

IN 1848
Chinese immigrants arrive in California to work the railroads

IN 1849
Chinese Camp was the 1st place of Anti-Chinese violence

IN 1852
1st major wave of Chinese contract workers arrive in California

IN 1875
This legislature bars entry of Asian prostitutes, felons and contract workers

IN 1877
Anti-Chinese violence happens in California

IN 1893
1st Asian American trade association is formed

IN 1895
District courts can no longer review Chinese habeas corpus petitions for landing in the U.S.

IN 1898
First Chinese American newspaper is formed

IN 1898
Legislation confirmes that Chinese Americans born in the US can't be stripped of their citizenship

IN 1898
Hawii joins the United States

IN 1900
Organic Act gives native Hawaiians the right to vote, except those of Asian descent.

IN 1900
False stereotypes of used to harass and remove Chinese Americans

IN 1900
160,000+ Filipinos are reported by the Census Bureau to be living in Hawaii.

IN 1900
Immigration of Indian Americans started in 1900 and ended in 1917.

IN 1903
First major wave of immigration of Filipino Americans, though they were brought to the US to be educated and return to the Philippines.

IN 1904
Isamu Noguchi, world-renown and immensely creative artist is born.

IN 1910
California used administrative means to restrict the immigration of Asian Indians.

IN 1911
Japanese and Filipino American worker organizations were formed.

1912
Duke Kahanamoku became the first Asian Pacific American Olympian

IN 1919
I.M. Pei is born in Canton China

IN 1919
Sammy Lee, the Gold Medal Olympian, was born in Fresno California.

IN 1951
Various GI Bills help integrate Asian Americans into the mainstream of American life

IN 1952
Small immigration quota levels were granted to people coming from Japan

IN 1952
Japanese American bank is chartered to serve the needs of its communities

IN 1960
Supreme Court rules that Korean Americans should testify if he is a Communist or be deported

IN 1961
Flower Drum Song, 1st Broadway play that features almost entirely of Asian American actors

IN 2000
AA WWII War heroes honored

IN 2000
Wen Ho Lee is free!

      OUR GOALS

The purpose of this section is to provide the following:
OPPORTUNITYM to discover more about the dreams of US Asians / Asian Pacific Americans
UNDERSTAND our reasons for our fears and our hope for our future and
UNCOVER little known historical information that are not often illustrated in today's books


APA MEDIA NEWS

APIA VOTE
Don't forget to vote on November 7, 2000! With less than 50% of the eligible voters anticipated to participate, we have a chance (as a community) to make a difference. Check out the APA's "PSA" trailer by clicking HERE. For more info on the candidates and a poll to let us know what you think can be found HERE.

LUCY LIU
Lucy talks about why her "kung-fu" fighting in Charlie's Angels isn't an Asian stereotype.

M. NIGHT SHAYAMALAN
"Night" (as he likes to be called) talks about his new film (Unbreakable w/Bruce Willis & Samuel L. Jackson) and his past as he announced the winner of Good Morning America's "I See Scarey Movie Contest" with Linda Blair.

THE ROCK
His high rated "Saturday Night Live" hosting appearance has allowed the WWF's studly star, 28, is throwing his 275 pounds in Hollywood. After playing the Scorpion King in Universal's upcoming "The Mummy Returns," the hulk born Dwayne Johnston nabbed a $5.5 million pay or play deal to headline a "Mummy" prequel.

KEANU REEVES
Keanu is filming scenes for his new movie, "Hardball" at Tiger Stadium. The movie is about volunteers coaching Little League baseball amid the violence of Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing complex. Reeves plays a coach in the movie.

INTERNET OFFERINGS
This new entertainment outlet has many offensive shows and "off the cuff" offerings that is wide open for anybody to enter. For more information on what is available, click HERE.

JULIE CHEN ANSWERS CRITICS
The host of CBS' Big Brother answers her many critics of her participation and its effect on her integrity as a news reporter. For more info, click HERE.

YOUGSU "ROCKY" KIM IS KILLED
Yongsu "Rocky" Kim, a prominent Korean-American businessman and political activist, was killed on October 30, 2000. Kim has worked with people from Gov. Gary Locke to many others in the Korean American community to see Asian Americans elected to public office.

LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER
Read the reviews and view the clips of Jackie Chan at his fighting best! Click HERE for more info.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS
Here is a film that doesn't have a great plot, there's no real acting, the photography is not the best - but it is still a deliciious film to see! For reviews and trailer clips, click HERE.

UNBREAKABLE
Discover M. Night Shyamalan's latest film starring Bruce Willis by reading a film review and watching some promo trailers by clicking HERE.

CHINESE AMERICAN HONORED
The USS Chung Hoon (a new guided missle destroyer) honor the late Rear Adm. Gordon Chung Hoon, who earned the Navy Cross and the Silver Star while commanding the USS Sigsbee destroyer during World War II.

ETHNIC DOLL COMPANY
Sugerfoots, an ethnic Raggedy Ann Doll company, also has products representing the Asian community to help kids learn, in a fun way, about diversity. Click HERE for more details.

AA'S WIN ON MTV
Ernesto, Leejay, & Christine won the MTV Say What? Karaoke Finals in New York! A first!?!?!

WANNABE IN THE MOVIES?
Hollywood movie company looking for extras for for Jackie Chan's Rush Hour 2. They need Chinese men and women 18+ years for many roles. There is pay and shooting is in LA after Thanksgiving. Call (310) 535-7749 or Judy at (323) 692-1783 for more info.

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