October 24, 2019

Commemoration of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

The Chinese American Museum will host a vigil concert and reception to commemorate the lives lost during the Chinese Massacre of 1871.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

On October 24, 1871, seventeen Chinese men including a 15-year-old boy were killed by a mob in Los Angeles. Known as the Chinese Massacre of 1871, it was the culmination of growing anti-Chinese sentiment leading to racially motivated violence.

The Chinese American Museum will host a vigil concert to commemorate the lives lost on that day. This multimedia program will feature a pre-performance talk, a musical performance, reading of the names of those who passed that day, candlelit vigil and a wreath-laying procession to the commemorative plaque. Join us after the program for a reception in the museum and a reflection activity in the courtyard. Visitors are invited to write their thoughts on a card and attach it to a tree, which will remain for 20 days as a memorial for all the lives lost in the historical tragedy and as a space for reflection on contemporary issues of race and violence.

Visit camla.org/commemoration

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. To RSVP, reserve your tickets here on Eventbrite or email rsvp@camla.org. Check our website at www.camla.org/upcomingevents for other upcoming public programs and events.

This program is part of a two-part presentation by the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in collaboration with Scripps College. Major support provided by the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation – Los Angeles. An encore concert will be held on October 25, 2019 at Boone Recital Hall at Scripps College.

To register:






Name Chinese American Museum (CAM) Phone 213-485-8567


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