Historical Timeline of Asians in America
Americans and Seattle's Civil Rights History
Resources for exploring the civil rights activism of Asian Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Included are activist oral histories, research reports, newspaper reports, photographic collections, maps, historical documents.
History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State
The documents that accompany this essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants became Asian Americans.
American National Historical Society
Founded in 1982, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is truly a community-based organization whose mission is ...to preserve, document, and present Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past...
The Japanese American Legacy Project
Densho's mission is to: preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are
extinguished. We offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts,
coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore
principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all.
Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial
Founded by Dara Duong, a survivor from the 1975-1979 Killing Fields of
Cambodia, the museum is a place where people of all communities can actively learn about Cambodian history and culture.
Chinese Experience - Eyewitness
The Chinese American story is still unfolding as arriving immigrants strive to assimilate while other Chinese Americans help define the U.S. - a country that continues to reinvent itself. Here are stories from people who have lived the Chinese American saga first-hand.
Wing Luke Asian Museum
The Wing Luke Asian Museum engages the Asian Pacific American
communities and the public in exploring issues related to the
culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans.
State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA)
CAPAA handles advocacy, community education and outreach, as well as interagency and community collaborations to improve the well-being of the APA
AAPI Community Agencies and
American Justice Center works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation. AAJC is one of the nation's leading experts on issues of importance to the Asian American community including: affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, immigration, language access, and voting rights.
Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the community development, organizing and advocacy needs of the diverse and rapidly growing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities nationwide.
of their 6th annual convention: "Power of our Voices."
AAPI News Sources
Local AAPI publications
available online. Also check your local newsstand for publications available in print only.
National and International
AAPIs on Seattle Voices
Host Eric Liu engages in one-on-one conversations with some of the most interesting, provocative, and inspiring people in Seattle, on The Seattle Channel's "Seattle Voices" program:
Ron Chew, Executive Director, Wing Luke Asian Museum. Video
Diane Narasaki, Executive Director for the Asian Counseling and Referral Center. Video
Assunta Ng, Founder and
Publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly & Seattle Chinese Post. Video
Chairman and CEO of Uwajimaya. Video
Editor-in-chief of the International Examiner, a news journal for the Northwest regions Asian American communities. Video
Anchor for KING 5 News. Video
Community Leader and Activist. Video
Founder of MAVIN Foundation, an organization dedicated to
multiracial youth and families. Video
editorial director of Sasquatch Books. Video
Reverend Angela L.
Ying, Founding Pastor of Bethany United Church of Christ. Video
Executive Director of Densho. Video
Host of KCTS Connects. Video
Director of The Center for Career Alternatives. Video
Director of the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and
Economic Development. Video
Editor of Colors NW magazine. Video
Director of Hate Free Zone of Washington. Video