The first celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage was made on the week beginning on May 4, 1979, when President Jimmy Carter signed Proclamation 4650 to commemorate the contributions and accomplishments of Asian/Pacific Americans. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush. extended the week-long celebration to the month-long celebration. May was designated to be Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Do you know May 7th and May 10th have special significance in the history of Asian Pacific Americans?
"As the nation’s storyteller, the National Park Service strives to tell the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders preserved in our nation’s parks, memorials, and historic sites."
Downtown Historic District, Washington D.C.
Nan Madol, Pohnpei Island, Federated States of Micronesia,
Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial, AK.
George Nakashima Woodworker Complex, PA.
Stedman-Thomas Historic District, AK.
To find more historic site, see Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Places.
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First published: 2021
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