Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures
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This diversity-management resource offers insight to evolving workplace diversity, featuring a detailed timeline of Asian American events and the relevant demographics you need to know.
President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution in 1978 that declared May 4–10, 1979, as the first Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. This was later extended by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 to a month-long celebration. The month commemorates the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant, a fisherman named Nakanohama Manjiro, or "John Mung," to the United States on May 7, 1843, and marks the transcontinental railroad's completion on May 10, 1869.
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