Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

What do you know about the history and contributions from Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States?

Created by,
Leilani Carbonell Pedroni

Curriculum Info  Meet the Author

Picture of my grandparents who immigrated to the U.S. seperately. My grandfather served in the U.S. Army during World War II. My grandmother was a campus police officer at Cal State University, Los Angeles and helped many families immigrate to the U.S.


Did you know....
  • The first Filipino community was established in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1763?
  • In the 1800s, the Chinese and eventually other Asians were excluded from citizenship in the U.S.?
  • In 1964, Patsy Takemoto Mink of Hawaii was elected to the U.S. House, becoming the first Asian-American woman in Congress?
Find out more about Asian and Pacific Islander Americans by checking out the websites below.

History and Other Information
    •Noteworthy Americans of Asian or Pacific Island Heritage
List of some famous Asian Pacific Americans - includes biographies.
    •Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues
Collection of articles, essays, and resources compiled by C. N. Lee - visiting assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
    •Facts for Features Special Edition
U.S. Census statistics of Asian Pacific Americans.
    •Ancestors in the Americas: Asian American History Timeline
This timeline is primarily adapted from Sucheng Chan's book Asian Americans: An Interpretive History 1991, Twayne Publishers, Boston. Some elements were adapted from LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). Links are included to the text of selected historical documents.
    •Ancestors in the Americas
Timeline published by PBS. Includes content and pictures.
    •APA Timeline
Timeline created by The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA).

Last updated: May 13 2005, 1:33 am
Powered by