Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Detail of “Chinatown, San Francisco, California”. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer, May 2013 (Library of Congress) Courtesy of

Join us this May as we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! Check out the resources we have compiled below to learn more about how Asian-American and Pacific Islander Americans have enriched America’s history.

Virtual film screening and Q&A of Far East Deep South

Thursday, 5/27/2021  6:00 pm

Join us for a Virtual Film Screening of Far East Deep South followed by Q&A with the film producers and local historians.

Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering their lost family history and the racially complex experience of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. With the help of local residents and historians, this Chinese American family comprehends the impact of race-based immigration policies on their family and the symbiotic relationship between Black and Chinese communities during the Jim Crow era.

Book Lists

Check out our curated book lists to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage month., which is hosted by the Library of Congress, hosts a wealth of exhibits, events, and visual materials about Asian/Pacific Islander American history.

You can learn about how Asian/Pacific Heritage Month began and why the month of May was chosen. The site also has resources for teachers to use for their classrooms.

National Archives

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The National Archives has a wealth of materials to explore for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. They host several articles and have created a Flickr album full of amazing photos that relate to APAH Month from the National Archives.