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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 1847
the first Chinese students who would graduate arrive in the US.

IN 1854
the case "People vs. Hall" stated that Chinese can't give testimony in court.

IN 1854
Yung Wing is the first Chinese graduate from an American university

IN 1854
1st Japanese is naturalized as an American citizen.

IN 1865
Central Pacific Railroad hires 10,000 Chinese workers

IN 1870
172 Chinese in California census.

IN 1885
segregated "Oriental School." Is built

IN 1878
Chinese aren't eligible for citizenship.

IN 1884
Exclusion Law requires a "certificate" for reentry.

IN 1888
immigration of Chinese laborers banned for 20 years.

IN 1889
Exclusion Laws are constitutional

IN 1892
the Geary Law excludes Chinese laborers for additional 10 years.

IN 1904
Exclusion Laws were made indefinite.

IN 1913
Asian Americans are ineligible to buy or lease land.

IN 1917
Alien Land laws restricted immigration.

IN 1924
National Origins Act excludes immigration of all Asian laborers.

IN 1925
Japanese cannot be naturalized.

IN 1938
Feng Shan Ho saved many Jews from Hitler during WWII.

IN 1942
Japanese Americans interned!

IN 1952
1st AA in Congress from Mainland

IN 1957
Ammended laws to further limit citizenship

IN 1964
Asian American women in Congress

IN 1974
March Fong Eu is elected

IN 1980
1st JA Mayor

IN 1987
1st AA Democratic Convention

IN 1993
JACL office was bombed

IN 1999
Joseph Ileto is killed because he's Asian.

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

JET LI MEETS BRIDGET
Jet Li stars in a $25 million Luc Besson-financed film that begins production in Paris on October 2000. Click
HERE for more info.

DR. WEN HO LEE
Dr. Lee is free - after many delays. Read the judge's statement by clicking HERE.

JACKIE CHAN & LEARNING
Jackie Chan films a PBS show about learning. For more info, click
HERE.

RICHARD KIM'S FILM IS PRODUCED!
Richard Kim's "film short" script wins $100,000 from AtomFilms.com! For more info, click
HERE.

CONVICTED OF UNLAWFUL SEX
Superior Court Judge found guilty of pressuring an Asian female into having sex. For more info, click
HERE.

ANG LEE WINS AWARD
Ang Lee's
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger was named the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

MR. WONG DIES AT ARTISAN ENT.
Bill Block, CEO of Artisan Ent., decided not to acquire "Mr. Wong" from icebox.com. He stated that "the lobbying effort worked."

CHANG-LIN TIEN IS HOPITALIZED
80-20 Co-founder, professor & former chancellor of UC Berkeley was hospitalized in San Francisco for treatment of a brain tumor. For further info, please click
HERE.

CHINA IS IN!
Normal Trade Relations Measure is passed by the
Senate. For more info, click HERE.

MARGARET CHO
Margaret Cho's film opens at the Westwood's Mann Regent .

SBA OUTREACH
Websites in Chinese and Japanese provides valuable info for new businesses. Click
HERE for more info.

OVATIONS AWARDS
Emily Kuroda, Ogie Zulueta & Nathan Wang nominated in the October 30, 2000 show. For more info, click
HERE.

KUSAMA'S GIRLFIGHT
Read about one of the hottest new director (Karen Kasuma) and her film (
Girlfight) by clicking HERE.

DIVERSITY CELEBRATED
The Multicultural Motion Picture Awards Program honors Jimmy Smits, Billy Dee Williams, Miguel Arteta & others as the "sumbolize all that is right in this industry" stated MMPA President Jarvee Hutcherson. For more info, click
HERE.

AA CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
American Composers Orchestra features Kenji Bunch, Ushio Torikai, Gi Nyoung Lee, Joan Huang, Dorothy Chang & P.Q. Phan. For more info, click
HERE.

YOKO'S PAROLE LETTER
Read Yoko Ono's
letter that was sent to Mark David Chapman's hearing.

JET LI IS "THE ONE
After "The Rock" dropped out,
Jet Li will make $7.5M in this picture written by Jim Wong and Glenn Morgan.

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