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Why Do We Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?
May marks the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The month represents a celebration of the important contributions of the #AAPI community to American history, society, and culture.
Asia Society Magazine is joined by historian Ellen Wu to talk about the pivotal moments in history that led to the creation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — from the Black Freedom Movement and the Asian American Movement of the 1970s and the proclamation of the first AAPI heritage celebration in May 1979.