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Seattle’s Anti-Chinese Race Riot—February 7, 1886: The Day Seattle Imploded

One hundred and forty years ago, February 7, 1886, was one of the worst days in Seattle’s history. It was the day that Seattle settled the “Chinese Question” by having a mob of 1,500 force out the Chinese from Seattle.

Donnie Chin and the International District Emergency Center

A profile of Donnie Chin from 2009

Stop Racial Hazing in the Military, Save Lives, Rest in Peace Danny Chen and...

One year ago, on October 3rd, Private Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower in Afghanistan. Private Chen, who was born and raised in New York’s Chinatown and just 19 years old,...

The Chinese Exclusion Acts: A Racist Chapter in U.S. Civil Rights History

This year marks the 130th year since the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.  It was the first federal law that excluded immigration of a single group of people based on race. Moreover,...

Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle

“Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle” is a collection of 35 interviews of Chinese immigrants of the “lost generation” who settled or lived in the Seattle area. This “second wave” refers...

Getting the Dirt on Community Gardens

It seems like planners and policy makers, especially environmentalists, have been consumed by the idea of everything being “green and sustainable.” So, the focus for these professionals is what makes communities, environment, transportation systems,...

Getting the Dirt on Community Gardens

It seems like planners and policy makers, especially environmentalists, have been consumed by the idea of everything being “green and sustainable.” So, the focus for these professionals is what makes communities, environment, transportation systems,...

Historian Says City’s Chinatown/ID Reaches Century Mark

One hundred years ago, in late 1909, Seattle city officials celebrated the completion of the regrade of Jackson Street. After two years of excavation, some 85 feet was chopped off the steep street, setting...

King County election office take a major step to provide Chinese language assistance

King County will hire two persons in the elections office to provide outreach and language assistance in Chinese (i.e. Cantonese) to facilitate voter registration and balloting among limited English proficiency Chinese in the county.