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Chinese Americans


The poster features a silhouette of a woman staring through a barred doorway of a detention center. In the background there is a red building with yellow glowing windows. The image is signed, "Laurie J. Chan 1975." The additional text states, "The small building with these beams is just sufficient to shelter the body. It is unbearable to relate to the accumulating stories on these island slopes. Wait till the day I become successful and fulfill my wish. I will not be yielding and I will overthrow this detention center." There is English and Chinese text written in blue.


Chan, Laurie J.


Kearny Street Workshop Archives, 1972-2002 (CEMA 33), Series IV, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library




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Open to researchers without restrictions

Physical Dimensions

12.5 x 20.5 in.



Chan, Laurie J., "Title unknown," in Digital Collections, Item #4708, (accessed August 19, 2019).