May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating People, History, and Accomplishments

May was chosen as the month to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage to honor the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant to the United States (May 7, 1843), and the thousands of Chinese immigrants that built the transcontinental railroad (completed May 10, 1869). First observed as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week” in 1979, the celebration was expanded to a month in the 1990s. It was renamed Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2009.

The term “Asian American and Pacific Islander” (AAPI) represents a diverse group of people whose ancestral identities originate from the various cultures of the Asian continent and the Pacific Ocean.

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The Wangs vs. the world
Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero
The Katha Chest
How to do nothing
The Jade Pendant
From a whisper to a rallying cry
Hello Love!
These Violent Delights
The days of distraction
Another Appalachia
Gastro Obscura
Are you an echo?
Lucky Grandma
Killing Eve
The keeper of Night
The woman who could not forget
Bronze Drum