Often our past history dictates the present-day actions to accomplish
where we want to be in the future.
Minetta's career started in 1971 and on July 21, 2000
was confirmed as being the first Asian American to hold
a Cabinet Post - a historical highlight and hopefully the
start of Asian Americans to attain "first class citizenship."
the "Naturalization Act" stated that only "free white persons"
can become U.S. citizens.
Patrick Purdy killed five Southeast Asian children before
Starting in 1907
to 1933, Filipino "nationals," neither citizens nor aliens,
numbered 118, 436 - seven out of ten percent of Hawaii plantation
workers. Later, they joined other exploited Asian workders
in striking in 1920 & 1924.
Gary Locke became the first Asian American governor on the
Vietnamese are allowed to immigrate to
the United States legally
Bill Lann Lee, whose parents were Chinese immigrants, was
appointed to the position of Assistant Attorney General
for Civil Rights, the highest civil rights position in the
U.S. circuit court in Massachusetts declares in "that Japanese
are ineligible for naturalization" because he is neither
white nor black.
California's Civil Procedure Code finally drops the law
barring Chinese court testimony.
Pyon Su was the first Korean to graduate from a U.S. college
(Uni. of Maryland).
the first trancontinental railroad was completed in 6 months
with hired Chinese immigrants building 1,800 miles of tracks
from the West and declared as the "greatest engineering
feat of the 19th Century." It has been reported that a few
thousand Chinese immigrants gave their lives during the
Refugee camp used for Southeast
Asians receiving center opened in 1975.
Henry Hwang wins a Tony for
M.Butterfly in 1989. In 2001, he is "updating" Flower
Drum Song to be performed at L.A.'s Music Center.
the star of Ms. Saigon (Lea
Salonga) was born.
Ahn was born in 1911 and was the first Asian American
actor to be inscribed in the Hollywood "Walk of Fame."
this Asian Indian American was awarded the Nobel Prize in
Physics for their finding in the physical processes of the
structure and evolution of stars.
California passed a law to bar entry of Chinese and "Mongolians."
Island opened on June
22, 1910. Stated purpose was to prevent escape by the
immigrants, to isolate those with possible contagious diseases,
barbed wire fence to prvent escapes and to keep the immigrants
from communicating with the Chinese outside the station
prior to admittance to the United States.
This section's purpose is to provide:
to discover more about the dreams of US Asians / Asian Pacific Americans
our reasons for our fears and our hope for our future and
little known historical information that are not often illustrated
in today's books
& MEDIA NEWS
NORMAN MINETA IS CONFIRMED!
Mineta became the first Asian-American cabinet member
after the Senate unanimously approved his nomination to be
the new Commerce Secretary, the Commerce Department said on
Friday: July 21, 2000!
ANOTHER AA HATE CRIME:
Seven Livingston County men have been of a hate crime against
a Korean American. Click HERE
for more details.
DEAN DEVLIN'S THE PATRIOT:
The July 20th figures from Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" (produced
by Dean Devlin) on 3,061 screends, weekend gross of $10,612,898
brought the total film gross sales to $82,764,272 in its second
WEN HO LEE ACCUSER
Norta Trulock III had his home computer equipment seized by
following allegations by the CIA and other federal agencies
that Trulock attempted to publish an article containing classfied
JOSEPH PARK STEPS DOWN:
Kozmo.com's co-founder Joseph
Park has given up his CEO title but will remain chairman
of the board. Action designed to boost the company's delayed
DENNY'S LAWSUIT DISMISSED:
A federal judge dismissed the race iscrimination lawsuit brought
by nine Chinese and African Americans. U.S. RE
for more details.
NAACP SUPPORTS "AA" ICEBOX.COM PROTESTS:
Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO, The National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) today announced
support of the protest
by the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC)
and the Asian American Media Coalition of the web based cartoon
produced by Icebox.com.