Title: Labor Archives and Research Center Annual Program
Location: ILWU Local 34~4 Berry Street, San Francisco (on the Embarcadero next to Giant’s Stadium, 2nd & King Streets)
Description: The Transcontinental, Chinese Workers, and the Making of Modern America in the Gilded Age
Stanford historian Gordon Chang will discuss the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad. Drawing on material from his recent book, “Ghosts of Gold Mountain,” Chang will explore the forgotten stories of the “Railroad Chinese” who were exploited during construction of the Transcontinental and then scapegoated in the economic depression that followed its completion. Chang’s work is a moving effort to honor their indispensable contribution to the building of modern America.
Musical performance by Francis Wong
When: February 28th | Refreshments by Knight’s Catering at 6:30pm, program begins at 7:00pm
Free and Open to Public | Wheelchair accessible
Start Time: 18:30