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Why We Celebrate Filipino American History Month

In 1983, the late Fred Cordova of the Filipino American National Historical Society wrote a book called Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans, a pictorial essay that documented the history of Filipinos in America from 1763 to 1963. He used the word “forgotten” to highlight that Filipino Americans were invisible in American history books during that time. Though Filipino Americans were the first Asian Americans to arrive in the U.
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