In this program we review our recent history of immigration since the “Great Wave” of Europeans began to hit our shores in the 1890s. And we consider today’s “new” immigrant – Hispanic, Asian and Arabic – who have arrived in the past few decades, since the basic immigration law was revised by Congress and the President Johnson in 1965. Our geographical focus in Holland and Ottawa County, Michigan.
Prof. Lawrence H. Fuchs
- Author of American Kaleidoscope
- Faculty, alumni remember Prof. Lawrence Fuchs. An American Studies pioneer, a giving mentor, a champion of social justice
- “Lawrence Fuchs, Expert on Immigration, Dies at 86” The New York Times, 6 April 2013.
Prof. David Reimers
New York University
Prof. Otis L. Graham, Jr.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Steven Camarota
Director of Research
Center for Immigration Studies
Norbert A. Schlei
Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice (1962-1966)
- “Norbert Schlei, 73; Principal Author of Civil Rights Act, Other Landmark Laws.” L.A. Times, 21 April 2003.
- “Norbert A. Schlei Oral History Interview” John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, 20-21 Feb. 1968.