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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

About the Display

AAPI Heritage Month, or Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, is an annual celebration held in May. This month centers and acknowledges the rich contributions that the AAPI community has made to America’s history and culture. Originally begun in 1977 by Congress as “the first ten days in May”, AAPI Heritage Month has now expanded to the entirety of May in order commemorate the first Japanese arrival in the U.S. on May 7th, 1843, as well as the transcontinental railroad which was completed on May 10, 1869 and built mostly by Chinese immigrants. More information can be found on AsianPacificHeritage.gov

AAPIAlso, visit the physical book display in Bird Library on the 1st floor during May 2022 for more books and ebooks!