CHINATOWN

Anti-Asian sentiment swells with every unchallenged utterance of, "China virus."

Draw a line backward within our own community when Chinese-Americans, or "coolies"

toiled on the transcontinental railroad during the Gold Rush.

Omaha’s Chinatown, a 4-block area surrounding 12th and Dodge Streets,

represented possibility and burgeoning life for many immigrants

until the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 halted immigration and banned citizenship.

What might our community look like had this culture flourished here?

DESTINATION DETAILS

ADDRESS: On Leon Tong House, 1518 Cass Street, Omaha, NE, 68102

ON-SITE DESTINATION: Front of Building

AGE RANGE: All

Anti-Defamation League Plains States Region | Omaha, NE | omaha.adl.org

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