Following passage last year of Senate Res 201 expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act Covington & Burling, LLP Martin Gold, penned Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History a book, that for the first time traces the timeline and background of those laws.
Acting in a pro-bono capacity on behalf of the Chinese-American Community, Covington helped to secure adoption of Senate Res 201
In “Forbidden Citizens” Mr Gold, documents the legislative debates and actual texts of the 9 exclusion measures, quoting both supporters and opponents of the bill in full detail.
Chinese Historical Society of America is pleased to host author and attorney Martin Gold at the Chinese Historical Society Museum, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco on Tuesday, 24 July, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Frank Wu, Dean of UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco will also join Mr Gold, in a discussion about “Forbidden Citizens” and the current legislative developments seeking an apology for the 1882 Chinese Exclusion laws.
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