Created By: University of Massachusetts Boston
The final (or alternatively, the first and only) destination is the former site where ten Vietnamese young refugee men were living in 1983 and four were attacked by Robert Glass on June 24, 1983, including Anh Mai who was stabbed to death. At this site, you will listen to audio about the event and its impact on the Vietnamese American community. The brick rowhouse complex where 35 Coleman Street existed in 1983 currently ends at 39 Coleman Street. In place of the rowhouses at 35 and 33 Coleman Street is the Quincy-Coleman Garden. If appropriate, this neighborhood greenspace can serve as a meditative site where remembrance rituals or educational reflections in Anh Mai’s memory can be offered. How should we remember who Anh Mai's was and his legacy? What can we learn from this place about Asian Americans' struggle, and specifically Vietnamese Americans' struggle, in Massachusetts and United States?
This point of interest is part of the tour: Fighting Anti-Asian Violence: Anh Mai’s Legacy Walking Tour