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Asian Pacific American Activists and Leaders

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This topical collection includes resources about Asian Pacific American activists and leaders of important political, social, and labor movements. The collection includes portraits, short biographies, videos, and blog posts.

Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions about activism. This collection is not comprehensive, but rather provides a launching point for research and study.

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. 

Keywords: Yuri Kochiyama, Grace Lee Boggs, Mitsuye Endo, Ram Bagai, Larry Itliong, Norman Mineta, Fred Korematsu, Daniel Ken Inouye, Minoru Yasui, Regie Cabico, Wong Chin Foo, Chew-Een Lee, Noriko Sawada Bridges Flynn, Richard Aoki, South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA), Wong Ar Chong, workers' rights, human rights, Civil Rights Movement, Japanese Incarceration, Japanese Internment, politician, lawyer, spoken word poet, immigration, LGBT, Japanese American, Chinese American, Indian American, Filipino American

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Fred T. Korematsu

National Portrait Gallery

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Ashley Naranjo

Azada de Mango Corto

National Museum of American History

Fred T. Korematsu

National Portrait Gallery

Fred T. Korematsu

National Portrait Gallery

Minoru Yasui

National Portrait Gallery

Minoru Yasui

National Portrait Gallery

Norman Mineta

National Portrait Gallery

Barracks and Boy Scouts: Norman Mineta's story

National Museum of American History

Norman Y. Mineta: A Boy from San Jose [Revised]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Daniel Ken Inouye

National Portrait Gallery

Daniel Ken Inouye

National Portrait Gallery

Senator Daniel Inouye speech at NMAI opening

National Museum of the American Indian

Remembering Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

"Check One" – Regie Cabico

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Five Minutes of Political Theater: Spoken Word Poet Regie Cabico

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Wong Chin Foo

National Portrait Gallery

Arn Chorn | Choosing to Participate

Facing History and Ourselves and the Smithsonian Institution