chinese/ African American emigration By Bronson4 Period: Jan 1, 1840 to Jan 1, 1850 Chinese looking for work They realized how difficult their situation was, the first generation of Chinese immigrants were looking to find a way to make a wage Jan 1, 1851 Looking for Gold Chinese immigrants left their house to go to California to look for gold Jan 1, 1870 Sidewalk Ordinance The Sidewalk Ordinance of 1870 banned the Chinese way of carrying vegetables and carrying laundry on a pole. Jan 1, 1873 The Queue Ordinance The Queue Ordinance of 1873 outlawed the wearing of long braids by men, a Chinese custom. Jan 1, 1902 Geary Act This action added limitations by making each Chinese resident register and obtain a certificate of residence. Period: Jan 1, 1915 to Jan 1, 1930 March to the north This was when African Americans moved from the South to northern cities to escape discrimination because they wanted better living conditions. Jan 2, 1917 The Brutal Wartime Accident White rioters rampaged through African American neighborhoods, leaving atleast 39 dead. Jan 1, 1924 Immagration Act The 1924 Immigration Act tightened the noose even further, excluding all classes of Chinese immigrants and extending restrictions to other Asian immigrant groups. Period: Jan 1, 1940 to Jan 1, 1960 Moving from The south 1 Jan 1940 - 1 Jan 1960 Between 1940 and 1960 over 3,348,000 blacks left the south for northern and western cities. Jan 1, 1943 Exclusion Act was Bombed Exclusion Act was finally swept away, brought down by the pressures of "wartime labor shortages and popular sentiment."