History of Angel Island

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By Gen and Ted Lai and Ted Lai. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Gen & Ted share the history of Angel Island… the “Ellis Island of the West”. But was it really as welcoming? Why was it built? Before that, we begin the episode by addressing the history of hate in Orange County, CA and specifically Huntington Beach. We also talk a little about some of the happenings across the country in Minnesota and Illinois. This episode closes with just a word on appropriation by Asian Americans… a tricky topic to say the least. Want to learn more? Take a virtual tour of the Angel Island Immigration Station. You can also read Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung. Visit our site at https://asianamericanhistory101.libsyn.com or https://linktr.ee/AAHistory101 for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at info@1882media.com.

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