Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture

Sandra Enriquez
The Library concludes its examination of immigration in America with a look at pop culture’s role in the assimilation of newcomers to our country – and their contributions to our culture in return. The event features a screening of the documentary The Search for General Tso. University of Missouri-Kansas City historian Sandra Enriquez leads a subsequent discussion.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Program: 
6:30 pm
The Library concludes its examination of immigration in America with a look at pop culture’s role in the assimilation of newcomers to our country—and how they, in turn, have transformed American culture.

The event features a screening of the documentary The Search for General Tso, which traces the origins of Chinese American food through its best-selling dish. It’s a window to a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and contribution to popular culture in the U.S. University of Missouri-Kansas City historian Sandra Enriquez leads a subsequent discussion.

The Becoming American series is a project of New York’s City Lore, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.