Asian American Civil Rights (Month and Day of Dates on Jan. 1 Are Indeterminate)

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    Asian American Civil Rights

  • Asian Schools Segregated in San Francisco

    In this year, San Francisco attempted to segregate all Asian Americans into an "Oriental School," beginning a national controversy.
  • The Gentleman's Agreement Is Reached

    Arranged through a series of secret notes and messages, because of this agreement, Japan issues fewer passports for immigration to America to Japanese workers
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    This legislation limited immigration of all Asians, except Filipinos due to the Philippines status as a US colony.
  • The Japanese American Citizens League is Founded

    JACL is founded to help fight discrimination against Japanese Americans.
  • Civil Rights Campaigns Successfully Block Laws Against Racial Intermarriage In Seattle

    In 1935, Asian Americans, with help from African Americans and the Communist Party block a bill in Washington outlawing interracial marriage.
  • Asian Americans in Washington Once Again Block Bill Outlawing Interracial Marriages

  • Roosevelt Signs Japanese Internment Order

    President Roosevelt signs an executive order that begins the internment of Japanese Americans during the WWII.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 Becomes Effective

    This legislation helped to end Japanese immigration exclusion while allowing immigration from other countries in Southeast Asia and allows all Asians in the US to become American citizens.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Eliminated much of the segregation and voting discrimination against Asian Americans and other minorities. Decreases discrimination in the workplace.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Is Passed

    This legislation helped to end the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which prevented most immigration from China and also removed nationality quotas which were prejudice towards Asian immigrants.
  • Yuji Ichioka and Emme Gee Help Form Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA)

  • San Francisco State College Strike

    Asian Americans strike at San Francisco State College for an ethnic studies program addressing their heritage. Lasting for a series of months, the university eventually conceded. Today, many universities have such curriculum.
  • Kazu Iijima and Minn Matsuda form Asian Americans for Action (AAA)

  • Civil Liberties Act of 1988

    Congress passes a bill that officially apologizes for internment and pays reparations to Japanese Americans, but Congress fails to set aside enough budget for payments.
  • The Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance is Founded

    APALA is founded, helping to advocate for Asian American worker rights.
  • Civil Liberties Act of 1992

    A second apology for internment becomes law and more money is set aside for reparations.