Boston Neighborhood History Series: Chinatown
March 15, 2012
Did you know that Boston is home to the third largest Chinatown in the continental United States? Professor Wing-Kai To, Vice President of the Chinese Historical Society of New England will discuss the history and growth of this historic and active community. Discover how this neighborhood was settled by Chinese workers in the 1870s and shaped by years of laws excluding and limiting Chinese immigrants, urban renewal and community organizing. More than its famous restaurants, Chinatown today is home to Boston’s largest Chinese community, in a vital and unique mix of residences and businesses.