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The Page Act of 1875 – AAPI Heritage Month

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In the wake of the 2021 Atlanta murders of massage spa workers and people adjacent, articles raised the history of the Page Act, which was not well known, even among activists. Most know the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882 (link goes to a documentary film). The Page Act (1875), a law that effectively prohibited Chinese […]

The Page Act of 1875 – AAPI Heritage Month

Issei Legacy Program – 1977, San Jose – AAPI Heritage Month

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This is part of a program from a 1977 event honoring issei immigrants to San Jose, California. It includes a brief history of Japanese in San Jose. (I bought and sold this, and no longer have it.) See Also: https://www.jtown.org/history Japanese American Museum of San Jose

Issei Legacy Program – 1977, San Jose – AAPI Heritage Month

1970s Calgon Ad – Ancient Chinese Secret – AAPI Heritage Month

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This was a great old chestnut from the 1970s, during a “woke” window before widespread Japan Bashing and Sinophobia ruined everything. I like how it played on stereotypes, upending them in a predictable way. The woman was played by Anne Miyamoto. The man was played by Calvin Jung. A great post about this commercial: Editorial: […]

1970s Calgon Ad – Ancient Chinese Secret – AAPI Heritage Month
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