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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Join us throughout the month as we recognize and celebrate the contributions AAPI have made to U.S. history.
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Have you read Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing* or seen the film The Fabulous Filipino Brothers^? Do you know about Senator Tammy Duckworth**? Today is the last day of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021, but there are always more stories to explore about the AAPI people who have shaped and continue to shape the U.S. through art, policy, and more. Check out this round up of stories that celebrate AAPI Heritage Month from AsAmNews, a curated selection of headlines and blogs about Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. And remember to stay curious.
* Sixty authors of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian American origin published together in one anthology edited by Rajini Srikanth and Ester Y. Iwanaga.
^ The directorial debut of Dante Basco, who plays himself along with his real-life brothers in a film that explores love, romance, and family.
** A war veteran and Purple Heart recipient. After she lost her legs in a helicopter accident in Iraq, she advocated for war veterans. As an Illinois senator, she has been outspoken about issues that impact communities of color.
Born and raised in Punjab Province, British India, Dalip Singh Saund earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Punjab in 1919. He continued his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his PhD in mathematics four years later. Saund became a citizen in 1949, and in 1956 won the congressional seat in California’s 29th district, his home district. He served three terms in congress and was known as a staunch supporter of farmers and civil rights legislation.
Painting by Jon R. Friedman, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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