Episode 108

Published on:

20th Jul 2021

The Untold Story Of The Chinese And Black Slaves Alliance In The American South

Fear of Chinese immigrants has long existed in this country. Like many other immigrant groups, they survived by helping each other and being creative.

Shortly before and after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, many Chinese immigrants survived by moving, of all places, to the American South.

While there, a political and social alliance between the freed Black slaves and the Chinese based on a survival instinct was forged.

Inter-racial marriages became common, totaling nearly one-third of all Chinese marriages in some parts of the South during this period.

Recommended Links For More Information:

No Room For Segregation In The House Of Immigration Reform

Meet The Mascogos: Early American Slaves Who Sought Refuge In Mexico

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Carlos Batara is an immigration lawyer, author, educator, public speaker, and online talk show host. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has cared for, protected, and guided immigrants from over 100 countries on their journeys to the United States. His goal is to help at least one family from every nation in the world before he calls it quits.

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