American Revolutionary

PBS Premiere: June 30, 2014Check the broadcast schedule »

In Context

"When I was growing up, Asians were so few and far between, as to be almost invisible. And so the idea of an Asian-American movement or an Asian-American thrust in this country was unthinkable."

— Grace Lee Boggs

At the turn of the 19th century, Grace's father, Chin Dong Goon, left his home in the Guangdong Province of China and joined the ranks of more than 100,000 Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity in the United States. They quickly became targets of ethnic antagonism"