Chinatown POV-Reflections on September 11th, 2002

The attacks of September 11th, 2001 devastated the nation. Being close to Ground Zero, Manhattan’s Chinatown was also brought to a standstill. After the dust literally and figuratively cleared, the neighborhood had to rebuild. This rebuilding effort became a part of the history of the community and MOCA collected stories, pictures, and artifacts of the process from 2001 to 2002. Some of the more powerful artifacts in this collection included a series of notebooks containing recollections of middle school and high school students of that fateful morning. The materials collected were displayed later in an online exhibition that can still be viewed today.