Recording of the 9/2/20 SPICE webinar “Angel Island Immigration Station: the Hidden History” with Connie Young Yu and Jonas Edman. This webinar is a joint collaboration between the
Center for East Asian Studies and Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University.
CHCP Advisory Board Member/Historian Connie Young Yu speaks about how the Chinese detention barracks on Angel Island were saved from demolition in the 1970s, opening the door to the hidden history of the immigration station. She recounts the experience of her grandmother, Mrs. Lee Yoke Suey, who was detained in the barracks for 15 and a half months starting in 1924 and how the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on her grandmother’s case.
SPICE worked with graphic artist Rich Lee to publish “Angel Island: The Chinese-American Experience.” Its author, Jonas Edman, shares activities and materials from this graphic novel that tells the story of Chinese immigrants who were detained at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay between 1910 and 1940.