SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: San Diego’s Asian-American History, 1880s-1900s
Airs Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning documentary series hosted by journalist, Elsa Sevilla. The series explores and details local history dating back to the 16th century and focuses on the various people living in the region. Each episode connects viewers to the area's past as Elsa visits historic sites, archives, museums, cemeteries and parks.
To celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, host Elsa Sevilla, looks into San Diego's history as Chinese and Japanese immigrants arrived in San Diego during the 1880s. Some came to work on the Transcontinental Railroad, the farming fields, fishing and other labor jobs.
At the turn of the 20th Century, Filipino students came to San Diego State University under an education program. Join us for detailed accounts on how San Diego's Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Filipino immigrants moved to the region.