Staying Alive: Side by Side
"Staying Alive: Side by Side" explores the historical significance of the co-emergence of freed African slaves and Asian immigrant labor on the Western Frontier. While whites debated which ethnic group was lower or less amenable to white society, Asians and African Americans carved out communities and developed different strategies for survival. Often pitted against one another over resources and legal rights, a division was created between the communities that has had lasting impact on the way they view one another spiritually. Staying Alive navigates this historical territory while offering insight on how to create a unified future of mutual respect.