Examples of propaganda in The Tacoma Daily Ledger in 1885 designed to stir up anti-Chinese feeling:
The agitators were so proud of their work, they posed for photographs.
Some of the ministers in town, including Rev. G.A. Anderson, tried to resist the hysteria. Here is their statement on human rights, which the Tacoma Daily Ledger refused to print. It was a case of too little, too late.
Chinese people were not allowed to buy property and many landowners would not rent space to them, so many of Tacoma’s Chinese lived along the railroad tracks at the waterfront. Right after their expulsion in November, 1885, their shacks were burnt down.