These highlighted sites are among those researched for DC’s first Asian American Historical Context Statement, a project produced by the 1882 Foundation for the DC Historic Preservation Office and the DC Preservation League through funding from the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Communities Grant Fund.
These sites provide only a small glimpse into the range of places where Asian Americans have lived, gathered, and built community in the city for more than a century—against the backdrop of turbulent geopolitical shifts, as well as over half a century of US immigration policy that excluded Asians.
For more information on Asian American history in DC, see the "Further Resources" stop of this tour.
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Project advisors: Harry Chow, Jack Lee, Penny Lee, Samir Meghelli, Phil Nash, Franklin Odo, Julie Park, Tony Sarmiento Richard Wong, Shirley and Walter Woo.
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