New York photographer and activist Corky Lee’s 2019 reenactment of the iconic 1869 photograph, but with the descendants of Chinese railroad workers and other Chinese-Americans. Photo: Alan Chin

The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

  • The First Transcontinental Railroad changed America forever, but thousands of men who had toiled on the tracks were erased from history
  • On the 150th anniversary of its inauguration, hundreds of Chinese-Americans gather in Utah to set the record straight
Topic |   Chinese history

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New York photographer and activist Corky Lee’s 2019 reenactment of the iconic 1869 photograph, but with the descendants of Chinese railroad workers and other Chinese-Americans. Photo: Alan Chin
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