Asian Pacific Heritage Month Resources

June 2nd, 2020

In addition to the books we highlighted on our blog a few weeks ago, here are some additional cultural and historical resources in order to learn more about the Asian-Pacific American experience from those who experience it.

There were 3,800 Anti-Asian Racist Incidents, Mostly Against Women, in Past Year: NBC news article about the rise of hate crimes against people of AAPI people, using information from the organization Stop AAPI Hate.

America's Long History of Scapegoating its Asian Citizens: National Geographic article going into the history of Americans discrimination against Asian American Pacific Islander people.

Order 9066 (podcast): This podcast was made in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum of American History and chronicles the enactment and effects of Executive Order 9066 which, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, incarcerated around 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry in camps due to their racial and ethnic background. Follow the story from Pearl Harbor to Reparations. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Government Website: The Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other government organizations have collaborated to make an amazing site that includes resources that focus on the Asian Pacific American experience through various mediums such as art, music, newspapers, articles, video, and more. 

Viral Histories from the Smithsonian Museum of American History: In response to the increased amount of racism and hate crimes targeted towards Asian Americans due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the NMAH launched a video series interviewing people on the front lines and connecting their experiences to history.

We hope you check out these resources, and let us know if you find any information that moves or inspires you!

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