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Film: Canton Army in the High Sierras and The Golden Spike: The Chinese Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

May marks the 150th anniversary of what has become known as the “Golden Spike” the ceremonial 17.6-karat gold final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) has partnered with the the San Francisco Public Library for APIA month to offer two short film about Chinese railroad workers and their substantial contributions to the construction of a transcontinental railroad system.

Join us for these two short films, followed by time to discuss and socialize.

Canton Army in the High Sierras (2001) 28 minutes

The Golden Spike: The Chinese Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad (2009) 8 minutes

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1038078801

Venue

San Francisco Public Library – Excelsior
4400 Mission St.
San Francisco, 94112 United States
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San Francisco Public Library