Watch a clip from Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.
The Chinese-American Experience in Minnesota was made possible by a generous grant from
Sit Investment Associates.
All photos are in the MHS collections, unless otherwise noted.
This online resource is an abridged version of the
exhibit shown at the Minnesota History Center February
23 - June 1, 2003.
The Chinese-American Experience in Minnesota was
a small exhibit on display at the Minnesota History Center
in St. Paul from February 23, 2003
through June 1, 2003. The exhibit featured images and
objects from MHS collections, as well as artworks and
other objects loaned for the occasion.
The exhibit was a companion piece
to a documentary film, Becoming
American: The Chinese Experience, produced by the
noted filmmaker and commentator Bill Moyers, which premiered
on public television in March 2003. Mr. Moyers previewed
the film and spoke about its development at an opening
event at the History Center on Feb. 24, 2003.
Chinese immigrants in the 19th century struggled to make
a home for themselves in the United States. Despite harsh
immigration restrictions and job discrimination that persisted
well into the 20th century, Chinese people managed to
put down roots in all parts of the country. By 2002,
the Chinese community in Minnesota numbered more than 18,000
people and it remains a vital force throughout the state.
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