The LA Chinatown massacre podcast series – “Blood On Gold Mountain”
This multi-episode podcast series about the 1871 LA Chinatown massacre commemorates the worst mass race lynching on the West Coast, when at least 20 Chinese immigrants were killed in one night by a crowd of about 500 Angelenos, which accounted for nearly one fifth the male population of the city. This podcast series tells the story through the eyes of Yut-Ho, a young woman who arrives in LA as a refugee, only to become embroiled in a love intrigue, a gang war, and ultimately, the LA Chinatown Massacre. This little-known chapter of history finds eerie parallels to the vicious anti-Asian American attacks that are taking place today in the USA, spurred by racism and COVID-19 fears. Join us in the telling and the listening on the initial podcast release on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, with following episodes in the series released every other Wednesday.
Co-sponsored by the Holmes Performing Arts Fund of the Claremont Colleges, Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, and the Harper Lecture Fund at Scripps College.