The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation denounces all hatred against Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders. The recent hate crimes against the AAPI community are not new as Chinese immigrated to America in the late 1800s to work on labor projects such as the railroads, only to be faced with strict legislation limiting their freedoms. This included the Page Act of 1875 that restricted Chinese women from entering the United States as well as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 that banned all Chinese persons from immigrating to the United States.
Dedicated to preserving the history of racial justice and promoting racial reconciliation across West Alabama, The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation affirms progressive action that will bring down the walls of systemic and systematic racism. It stands against the injustice of any form against any person. And it seeks to build a nation in which economic opportunity among and between citizens is a reality.