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Herstory-Chinese American Women, 165 years of Struggle and Success Exhibition
Publish Time: 2017/09/16
Herstory-Chinese American Women, 165 years of Struggle and Success Exhibition

Date: September 1th-30th, 2017

Place: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Central Library

(318 S Ramona Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754)



Starting in 1852, the cases document women who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights. One 1874 case from San Francisco describes a group of recent immigrants who were defined as “lewd and immoral” due to their style of dress, and were set to be deported. The women fought back and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in their favor, stating that the California laws were in conflict with federal immigration laws and the women were released. In Tape v. Hurley, 66 Cal. 473 (1885), a landmark case in the California Supreme Court in which the Court found the exclusion of a Chinese American student from public school based on her ancestry unlawful. The Court ruled that Chinese-American children had a right to public education and to attend public schools. 

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