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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
HISTORICAL TIMELINE OVERVIEW (1950 TO 1979)

Our victories, obstacles and leaders


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1950 to 1959

  • 1950 - Tsien Hsue-Shen (Accused, Detained and Deported)
  • 1951 - Laws and GI Bills Integrate Chinese
  • 1952 - Dahlip Singh Saund - Asian Indian in Congress
  • 1952 - Small Immigration Quota to Japanese
  • 1952 - 1st Japanese American Olympic Gold Medalists
  • 1952 - Sumitomo Bank
  • 1952 - Asian Americans Can Own Property
  • 1952 - Walter-McCarran Act
  • 1953 - First Nisei Judge on the Mainland
  • 1955 - Chinese Chamber of Commerce (LA) Formed
  • 1956 - Alien Land Laws Repealed
  • 1956 - Immigration Act
  • 1956 - Korean Adoption Agency
  • 1956 - Jon Jang's Father Passenger in Historic Crash
  • 1957 - Killed in Airline Crash (Affected Richie Valens)
  • 1957 - Chinese American Nobel Prize Winners
  • 1957 - Immigration Laws Amended
  • 1959 - Hiram Fong is Elected to the U.S. Senate
  • 1959 - Asian American Politicians are Elected
  • 1959 - Kim Sisters
  • 1959 - Chinese Immigrants are Pardoned

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1970 to 1979

  • 1970 - Marion Obera is Elected
  • 1970 - Bi-Lingual Education Rights
  • 1971 - UCLA's 1st Korean Woman Doctorate
  • 1971 - Norman Mineta
  • 1971 - Asian Law Caucus
  • 1971 - Detention Act Repealed
  • 1971 - Lea Salonga
  • 1971 - Desegregating Chinese Public Schools
  • 1972 - 1st National Conference & Filipino Organizations
  • 1972 - Connie Chung is on TV
  • 1972 - Michael Chang (1st APA Tennis Star) is Born
  • 1972 - Repeal of "Anti-Oriental" Laws
  • 1972 - David Lee Designs the Daisy Wheel Printer
  • 1973 - Lisa Ling is Born
  • 1973 - Bruce Lee Dies
  • 1973 - "Organization of Chinese Americans" is Formed
  • 1973 - Filipino Pharmacists Are Allowed to Work
  • 1974 - March Fong Eu is Elected
  • 1974 - The Phrase "Asian Pacific American" is Born
  • 1974 - Asian American Workers Are Not Hired
  • 1975 - 130,000+ Refugees Arrive
  • 1975 - Protests in New York and Philadelphia
  • 1975 - Southeast Asian Refugee Camp Opens
  • 1975 - Somen "Steve" Banerjee - Started "Chippendales"
  • 1975 - Filipinos Recognized
  • 1975 - 1st Festival Held
  • 1975 - Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
  • 1976 - S.I. Hayakawa (1st AA U.S. Senator of Mainland State)
  • 1976 - "Don Ho Show" on ABC
  • 1976 - Executive Order 9066 is Rescinded
  • 1976 - Establishment of East Coast ASU
  • 1976 - Hampton Vs. Sun (Anti-Discrimination Ruling)
  • 1977 - Chinatown Organization in Boston is Formed
  • 1977 - San Francisco Protest
  • 1976 - San Francisco's Manilatown Destroyed
  • 1977 - Southeast Asian Citizens
  • 1977 - LA's Chinatown Library Opens
  • 1978 - JACL Calls for Reparations
  • 1979 - AsianWeek is Formed
  • 1979 - Sweatshop Protests
  • 1979 - Diplomatic Unification of Chinese American Families
  • 1979 - Asian Pacific American Week is Established
  • 1979 - Racial Formation of Asian Americans
  • 1979 - Loida Nicholas-Lewis

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1960 to 1969

  • 1960 - McCarthism Hits the Asian American Communities
  • 1961 - Anna May Wong Dies
  • 1961 - Flower Drum Song is a Broadway Success
  • 1962 - Wing Luke is Elected
  • 1962 - Cathay Bank is Chartered
  • 1963 - 1st Chinese American Historical Society Formed
  • 1964 - Asian American Congresswomen
  • 1965 - Herbert Choy
  • 1965 - Racist Immigration Laws Abolished
  • 1965 - Immigration Quotas Are Eliminated
  • 1966 - March Fong Eu
  • 1966 - Kui Lee Died
  • 1967 - Right to Intermarry with Whites
  • 1967 - Bobby Woo Jr. - 200,000,000th American Born
  • 1968 - Ethnic Study Programs @ S.F. State
  • 1969 - Ethnic Study Programs @ Berkeley

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