From Dynasty to Democracy
combines the color of Chinatown with the inspiring history of the
community’s struggle against discrimination starting in the 1800’s, and
how that struggle shaped America’s understanding of human rights and the
Constitution. This tour specifically addresses California Dept of Education Social Science and History Standards for grades 4 through 12.
It’s also great for the visitor who is looking for a more unique
introduction to Chinatown. Highlights include the Goddess of Democracy,
the doors to nowhere, family associations, the bank in a “temple”, the
beautiful Chinatown 6 Companies, and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.
The Tale of Two Chinatowns
focuses on the daily life, history and culture of Chinatown throughout
the years. Highlights include the fresh food markets, old telephone
exchange, the oldest Buddhist temple in San Francisco, the site of the
first American flag in California, and the “outdoor living room” of