Nikkei History

1907

Anti-Asian riot erupts in Vancouver. Led by the Asiatic Exclusion League, a mob of white supremacists vandalize the Japanese and Chinese immigrant quarters of the city. Powell Street receives extensive damage. The riot is immediately followed by a general strike of Vancouver’s Asian workers.

Store after anti-Asian riot
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Store damaged in anti-Asian riot in the Powell Street district, 1907. Courtesy of University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, XXXVI-17.

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