San Diego’s Historic Places: San Diego’s Asian-American History, 1880s-1900s
Airs Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, May 20, 2011
Learn more about San Diego County's history with host Elsa Sevilla, on "San Diego's Historic Places." This series details the history of San Diego and surrounding areas, explores the region, and certainly touches on California history. Some of the topics and viewer favorites include historic hotels, historic theaters, stagecoach stations, Victorian houses and railroad depots, to name a few.
Elsa Sevilla is passionate about history. She travels the county in search of unique, beautiful and grand "Historic Places." The biggest reward for Elsa is when viewers mention they knew of the location, but never knew the history, until they watched "San Diego's Historic Places."
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.