Midwest Mujeres Heritage Series Presents
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ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HISTORY MONTH
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States.
Source: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Origins, Themes & Populations - HISTORY
We will get to know these notable Asian and pacific islander leaders in this month's blog series.
Christine Sun Kim
Born in 1927 in Paia Hawaii
Was elected as a member of the House of Representatives in 1964
First Japanese-American woman to practice law in Hawaii
Also the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
Discover more about Patsy Mink