Final screening of Ancestors in the Americas |

Final screening of Ancestors in the Americas

The last in its series of award-winning documentaries on “Ancestors in the Americas: The History and Legacy of Asians in the Americas,” presented by the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Madelyn Helling Library. The screenings on previous Tuesdays, July 22 and July 29, were well attended, with many commenting on how “they didn’t know that!” about Asians in the Americas. Truths unfolded with awe as heartfelt stories revealed what had not been typically taught in American history books.

Tuesday’s series will focus on Nation Building (“Canton Army in the High Sierras: America’s First Transcontinental Railroad,” 1863-1869) and Children Making History (“Mamie Tape and The Fight for Equality in Education,” 1885-1954; “Island of Secret Memories: The Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay,” 1910-1941; and “From Madera, California, to Kaiping, China.”)

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated. For more information, go to or call 530-265-2990.

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