Exhibition: ATTACHMENTS: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates

This sounds like an interesting exhibition about American’s history of immigration!

Refugee Archives @ UEL

ATTACHMENTS: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates

The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in the United States is currently running an exhibition entitled “ATTACHMENTS: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates” between June 15, 2012 and September 4, 2012.

Further details from the press release can be found below:

“I must have cried a bowl full of tears.”
–Chinese immigrant Lee Puey You, recalling her 20 months detained on Angel Island.

“I would also find it impossible to live in a country where all my family have been killed . . . “
–Richard Arvay, a refugee from Austria, describing why he did not want to return to there after World War II.

One came with plenty of money; another carried only a handful of belongings. One was a visitor; another was a citizen returning home. One had her papers in order; another brought false documents hoping to find a new life.

All of these men, women, and children…

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