08/26/20 Centennial of Ratification of 19th Amendment

When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment passed its final hurdle of obtaining three-fourths of the states. Certification of the ratification occurred shortly after…on August 26, 1920.

In honor of the many brave women, who worked so hard …and so long… to make this a reality, we are sharing the video, “CA Women Inspire”.  The host is Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California’s First Lady. It starts with indigenous women and goes all the way to recent times.

Mabel Lee (NY Tribune 1912)

Also read about: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee: How Chinese-American Women Helped Shape the Suffrage Movement.

Mabel Lee was a suffragist who mobilized the Chinese community in America to support the women’s right to vote, and in 1921, she became the first Chinese woman in the United States to earn a doctorate degree. On July 24, 2018, legislation was signed to designate Manhattan’s Chinatown Post Office in New York City as the “Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office.”

08/14/20 Remembering Coby Yee

CHCP is saddened to advise that Coby Yee, a featured panelist in our “East meets West: Chinatown Nightclubs” webinar, died peacefully August 14, 2020, at the age of 93.

If you wish to see Coby full of life, love and laughter, view our Past Events blog entry for the webinar recording taken July 15.

For more memories of Coby:

07/21/20 Remembering Judge Michael Kwan

We of CHCP mourn the passing of Judge Michael Kwan with heartfelt remembrance. To CHCP and the Asian American community, he was the president of the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association and helped to create the movement to reclaim our history at the 150th  anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.  Click to view a tribute letter by CHCP Advisory Board Member Connie Young Yu.

Summer 2018 CHCP Progress newsletter

newsletterNOTE: To improve the timeliness of reporting of CHCP events, the CHCP Progress newsletter has been phased out and replaced by the Past Events blog on our CHCP website.

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