Going Home: The Transcontinental Railroad and the Incredible Story of 13 Chinese Laborers Who Helped Build It

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Central Library
Galleria West Meeting Room

Event Details

Join us on December 10 at 1:00 pm as we air an award-winning documentary by director Min Zhou about 13 Chinese workers who participated in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad and the discovery of their remains in Carlin, Nevada, in 1996. After more than two decades of archaeological excavations, research, and exhibition, it was through the efforts of the Carlin community – both private citizens and city government – that their remains were finally reburied in the Carlin City Cemetery on July 3rd, 2018.

A panel discussion will follow the documentary. It will include director Min Zhou, Director of the California State Railroad Museum Ty Smith, and historian Phil Sexton. 

This program is facilitated through a partnership between the US China Railroad Friendship Association and the Sacramento Room. 

Event Type(s): Authors/Speakers
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (13-18)
Presenter: Min Zhou
James Scott
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