Chinese-American pride celebrated in 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

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Chinese-American pride celebrated in 150th anniversary of Transcontinental RailroadConnie Young Yu says that when her parents joined a delegation of fellow Chinese-Americans attending a 1969 event commemorating the centennial of the first U.S. Transcontinental Railroad, they were snubbed, upstaged by Hollywood star John Wayne. Now 50 years later, she and others descended from Chinese immigrants who built much of the cross-country rail line are looking forward to the 150th 'Golden Spike' anniversary in Utah for rightful recognition they say is long overdue. 'It's our connection to and participation in American society,' Yu, 77, a board member of the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco, told Reuters in a recent interview.


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