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Wong Kim Ark Day

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision giving birthright citizenship to Chinese Americans.

By Chinese Historical Society of America

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, March 25 · 10:30am - 1pm PDT


Victory Memorial Hall 827 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA 94108

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) are jointly hosting a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Wong Kim Ark :: 169 U.S. 649 (1898) that established that the Constitutional guarantee that all persons born in the United States are citizens applied equally to Chinese Americans. Supported by CCBA in the 1800s, Wong Kim Ark’s case is representative of Chinese American leadership in civil rights for all Americans.


Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:30am, at Victory Memorial Hall located at 827 Stockton Street in San Francisco Chinatown. The morning event will include presentations by community leaders, historians and public officials. There will be a brief break from 11:30am to noon for the second part of the program.

At 12pm, a reception and panel discussion will be conducted with legal educators and plans for a future permanent public recognition of Wong Kim Ark.

This event is FREE to the public. Please reserve your spot before March 25th, 2023.

About the organizer

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America.

CHSA promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

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