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Filled with chop suey houses, gambling dens, and dance halls, Little Manila was the area in Stockton notoriously called, Skid Row, but it was also the closest thing Filipinos had to a hometown. In its heyday in the 30s, this lively area had the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. Narrated by famed Filipino-American producer, Dean Devlin (Independence Day, The Patriot) this documentary tells the immigrant story as Filipinos experienced it.

 

The Program

 

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Resources

Links
Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)
Filipino American National Historical Society - Stockton Chapter (FANHS)
Little Manila Foundation

Articles
Little Manilla is Now a Shadow of Itself; Group Rallies Around What's Left
By Bobby Caina Calvan - Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
Students Glimpse Filipino History in Downtown Stockton
By Ian Hill, also by Anna Kaplan Record Staff Writers

Download Lesson Plans
Immigration Lesson Plan | Union Lesson Plan
In its heyday in the 30s, the lively area of Little Manila in Stockton had the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. These two lessons were developed to accompany KVIE's documentary. Grade 11 California History – Immigration and Farm workers Union topics.

 

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Little Manila: Filipinos in California's Heartland
This episode was sponsored by Financial Center Credit Union.
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