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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders helped construct the framework of our economy by building the transcontinental railroad, logging forests in the Northwest, and working in fisheries and factories, among many other vital contributions. Their pivotal work continues today. Please join us in delving deeper into the complex and important AAPI history that has gone unrecognized in our country for far too long. We encourage you to visit these amazing museums, check out these works of literature, or tune in to these podcasts--all of which are helping to bring the rich AAPI story to light.

Museums and Educational Centers

Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

Korean American Museum in Los Angeles

Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in Honolulu

Filipino American National Historical Society in Seattle

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Museum in Seattle

Museum of the Chinese American  in New York City 

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Washington DC 

Chinese Historical Society of New England in Boston

Books

Driven out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, by Jean Pfaelzer

The Making of Asian America: A History, by Erika Lee

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of The Model Minority, by Ellen D. Wu

America is in the Heart: A Personal History, by Carlos Bulosan

No-No Boy, by John Okada

Collection of Children’s Books from Lee and Low publishers 

Podcasts

Self Evident: Asia America’s Stories, challenges the narratives of where we come from, where we belong, and where we're going — by telling Asian America's stories.

Asian Enough: a podcast from the Los Angeles Times about being Asian American -- the joys, the complications, and everything in between

Long Distance  a podcast about stories in the Filipino diaspora hosted by Paola Mardo

Asian Americana a podcast about slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history

Modern Minorities a collection of conversations about work and life through the lens of race and gender

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