The Asian Political Alliance of Detroit

APA was founded in Detroit in 1969 and consisted of six members with a modest program. APA intended "to engage our fellow Asian Americans in a political dialogue by which we can raise our consciousness together." They showed films about China, conducted political workshops and study groups, carried out anti-draft work and most noticeably organized against the war.

The "English-Only" Movement

by Edward Chen and Wade Henderson

On July 4th, 1986, our nation celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. It was a glorious day in celebration of uniquely American values of individual freedom and societal diversity. This summer, Americans will celebrate the bicentennial of our Constitution.

Today’s Hiroshimas

A leaflet circulated circa 1970 in the East Coast

Early during the Second World War, there was a fear among some scientists and military men that Germany would build an atomic bomb. There was no doubt that such a bomb could be built There only existed fear in their minds that the Allies would not be the first to develop it, and that they could be the first to experience the effect of such a bomb.

the New Gouverneur Hospital Must Hire More Chinese Speaking Workers!

A New York City Community Hospital Organizing Flyer circa early 1970's

The health conditions in the Lower East Side are terrible and the delivery of health services is indaeqaute (sic). There are over 60 000 Chinese living in the Lower East Side, and for the many who do not speak English, the situation (sic) is considerably (sic) worse. Although 1/4 of the patients served by the old Gouverneur Clinic are Chnese (sic), less than 3% of the workers can speak Chinese.


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