Los Angeles reveals six finalists for memorial to victims of the 1871 Chinese massacre

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument have announced six finalists in a competition to design a memorial that will honor the victims of a 19th century massacre wherein a mob of rioters killed 18 Chinese Angelenos.

“The new memorial seeks to simultaneously raise public awareness of the 1871 Chinese massacre—in which at least 18 residents of Los Angeles, or roughly ten percent of the city’s Chinese population at the time, were murdered – and to address contemporary concerns about race, intolerance, and violence,” DCA General Manager Daniel Tarica said in a press release. “It

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