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The Six: The Untold Story of RMS Titanic’s Chinese Passengers

June 27, 6:30 pm9:30 pm.
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Join the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) at Film at Lincoln Center Amphitheater for a film screening of The Six: The Untold Story of RMS Titanic’s Chinese Passengers. When RMS Titanic sank on a cold night in 1912, barely 700 people escaped with their lives. Among them were six Chinese men. Arriving in New York with the other survivors, the six were met not with compassion, but with suspicion and slander. Less than 24 hours later, they were expelled from the country and vanished. What became of them and why did they disappear so completely?  

In an epic journey that crosses continents, an international team of investigators sets out to uncover the truth about the six Chinese survivors and right a century-old injustice. After the screening, we will be joined by three of the researchers who assisted in the making of the film to learn more about how they used genealogical research to uncover the stories of these six forgotten men and the importance of bringing their stories to light.   

This is a free, in-person event held at Film at Lincoln Center Amphitheater, 144 W 65th Street, New York, NY 10023. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.