Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How did Angel Island Change America?

One hundred years after the opening of the U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island, we look at the history of its opening and the people who came through its gates. How does the story of immigrants in the U.S. look different through the stories of Angel Island than those of Ellis Island? What happened at Angel Island and how did it shape California, and the country? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Eddie Wong, executive director of the Angel island Immigration Station Foundation
Judy Young, professor of American Studies at UC Santa Cruz and author of Island: Poetry and history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island
Casey Lee, who has lived on Angel Island for the past nine years working as an interpreter

Click to Listen: How did Angel Island Change America?