Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month—a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Much like Black History and Women's History celebrations, APA Heritage Month originated in... more

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Notable Asian Americans

Asian Foods Primer

East Asian Food

Food from the Pacific Region

South Asian Food

Southeast Asian Foods

Special Features

Read about Fred Korematsu and other famous Asian Americans. Find out the history of the fortune cookie, chopsticks, tea, Feng Shui, manga, anime, and more.

History & Timelines

Find out about the origins of APA Heritage Month, view a timeline of Asian-American History, get information about Japanese relocation centers and famous firsts of Asian Americans, and more.

Asian-American Enclaves

As immigrants from Asia or the Pacific Islands arrived in the U.S., they often moved into already established ethnic communities where common language and culture made them feel at home. Read about these enclaves.

Quizzes and Crosswords

Test your knowledge of Asian-American history, leaders, entertainers, and influences with these quizzes and crosswords.

Facts and Stats about Asian Americans and Their Cultures

Find population and demographic information and immigration statistics and read about Asian languages.



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