chinese/ African American emigration

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    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
  • Looking for Gold

    Chinese immigrants left their house to go to California to look for gold
  • Sidewalk Ordinance

    The Sidewalk Ordinance of 1870 banned the Chinese way of carrying vegetables and carrying laundry on a pole.
  • The Queue Ordinance

    The Queue Ordinance of 1873 outlawed the wearing of long braids by men, a Chinese custom.
  • Geary Act

    This action added limitations by making each Chinese resident register and obtain a certificate of residence.
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    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.
  • The Brutal Wartime Accident

    White rioters rampaged through African American neighborhoods, leaving atleast 39 dead.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • Exclusion Act was Bombed

    Exclusion Act was finally swept away, brought down by the pressures of "wartime labor shortages and popular sentiment."