Wednesday, April 20, 2011


While visiting the Angel Island Immigration Station on its 100th anniversary commemoration, I ventured inside the newly restored 2-story barracks. The barracks, which once held detainees waiting news of their fate, now stands as a museum honoring this sad and difficult time in Chinese American history.

The many displays reflect what life was like behind the thin, drafty walls, and showcase the perseverance and courage of these immigrants, many of whom are our ancestors.