Tribute to Chinese Railroad Workers

Chinese Historical Society of America’s Tribute to the Chinese Railroad

On July 1st, 1862, the Pacific Railway Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln, providing federal support for the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Almost seven years later, the transcontinental railroad was completed, in large part due to the contributions of Chinese railroad workers. Long overlooked by this country, the U.S. Labor department finally recognized the work and sacrifice of the Chinese railroad workers who help build the Transcontinental Railroad in 2014 by adding these workers into the Labor department’s Hall of Honor. Watch CHSA’s tribute to Chinese workers today to honor their legacy.

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