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Asian/Pacific Americans in Iowa

May 05, 2023

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important anniversaries: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (May 10, 1869). In 1992, Congress expanded the 10-day observance to a month-long celebration.

The 2023 profile can be found by clicking this link: Asian/Pacific American in Iowa: 2023