#Docuhistory: Asian Americans
PBS's Asian Americans
#Docuhistory with Michael Salgarolo
Join us Thursday, May 21, 2020, for a screening and Twitter discussion of Part 1 of the PBS documentary, Asian Americans (2020). Part I of the documentary, entitled Breaking Ground & A Question of Loyalty, chronicles how new immigrants from China, Japan, and beyond adapted to life in America, building railroads, impressing in Hollywood, and fighting for equality. The first generation of U.S.-born Asian Americans then have their loyalties tested during World War II ... More Info
At 5 pm EDT, we'll all stream Part 1 of the documentary online. While streaming, we invite you to browse and join the discussion on Twitter by searching the #docuhistory hashtag or by checking in with discussion moderator Michael Salgarolo (@mlsalgarolo).
The #docuhistory series aims to create an informal space where teachers, students, and historians can join together to watch a documentary and discuss teaching and learning about the film's subject matter. The series is organized by Joe Schmidt, New York City Department of Education, @HSGlobalHistory, in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Part I, Asian Americans (2020) | Watch online
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Michael Salgarolo is a Ph.D. candidate in History at New York University and a Global South Fellow at the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University. His dissertation, "Manila Bayou," is a history of Filipino communities in Louisiana from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, focusing on…...Read More
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