Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968

Lamond-Riggs Library

Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1 p.m.

Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968, examines the impact of the civil disturbances and street violence on D.C.'s Chinatown
after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in April 1968. The story, from the perspective of people recalling events as school children and young adults in Chinatown, explores ideas about ethnic identity and race relationships. It tells how the street violence affected the growth of the neighborhood and its commercial development.
 
The film was produced by Penny Lee with Lisa Mao. It is a product of the 1882 Foundations’ D.C. Chinatown Oral History Project.  The project seeks to record the oral histories of people who have a stake in preserving the history and heritage of D.C. Chinatown. Learn more about the project and the 1882 Foundation