February 4's Fact of the Week

chathamsquare The Chatham Square Rally was part of a labor movement in New York that advocated for worker’s rights and anti-discrimination. When a corporation refused to hire Asian Americans because of their ethnicity to build Confucius Plaza, Asian Americans for Equal Employment (AAFEE) staged a demonstration that accused the refusal to hire as discriminatory and prejudiced. Together with garment workers and elderly groups, the outcome succeeded in getting over 40 Asian American workers hired that worked on the construction of Confucius Plaza.