Now Showing @ ALA: Start your day with Shorts - Dalip Singh Saund: His Life, His Legacy

Sunday, June 28, 2015 -
9:00am to 9:45am

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This documentary film explores the extraordinary life of Dr. Dalip Singh Saund (1899-1973) while
providing historical context of legal and social discrimination against Asians. Through the telling of the personal story of Dalip Singh Saund librarians will learn of about the early U.S. immigration laws aimed at preventing people from Asia and the Pacific Islands from coming to America and naturalizing as citizens. He came to the U.S. in 1920 as a student and attended UC Berkeley. He graduated in 1924 with a Masters and a PhD in Mathematics. Because Dalip Singh Saund was ineligible for citizenship, he was unable to find a job in his field. When he was able to naturalize as a citizen, Saund became the first Asian, the first Indian and the first Sikh elected to serve in the U.S. Congress.
Runtime: 36 minutes

Sponsored by Heritage Series, LLC, APALA

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:49pm PDT
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