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Celebrate the Contributions of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, enjoy a celebration of Olympian Duke Kahanamoku, learn how the Chinese community fought discrimination during an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900 and much more.

American Masters Waterman­—Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

Discover the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges. Narrated by actor Jason Momoa.

Stream online or on the free PBS Video App.

Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

American Experience Plague at the Golden Gate

Follow the gripping story of the race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900. Scapegoated as the source of the disease early on, the Chinese community fought back against unjust, discriminatory treatment.

Watch Tuesday, 5/24, 9 PM, on PBS NC.
Stream 5/24­–6/21 online on the free PBS Video App.

Trailer | Plague at the Golden Gate

Pacific Heartbeat

This series provides an authentic glimpse into the Pacific Islander experience. Enjoy creative and beautifully told stories about arts, culture and people.

Stream anytime online on the free PBS Video App.

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

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The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu
Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula
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Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula
Loimata, The Sweetest Tears
Pacific Heartbeat
Loimata, The Sweetest Tears

Asian Americans

This five-hour film series delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. Told through intimate personal stories, the series casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

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Breaking Ground

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A Question of Loyalty
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A Question of Loyalty
Good Americans
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Good Americans
Generation Rising
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Generation Rising
Breaking Through
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Breaking Through

A Celebration of the AA and NHPI Community: Highlighting Our Diverse Tapestry 

Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders come together to celebrate across their communities, uplift their voices and look toward a future of healing and strength. Hosted by Amna Nawaz of PBS NewsHour, the 2021 celebration features remarks from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

A Celebration of the AA and NHPI Community

A People’s History of Asian America

Produced in partnership by the Center for Asian American Media and PBS Digital Studios, this series of shorts tells the history of Asian Americans through the microaggressions and stereotypes this community faces.

Stream anytime online on the free PBS Video App.

Are You “AAPI” or “Asian American”? It's Complicated.

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Are You “AAPI” or “Asian American”? It's Complicated.
Are Asians Next in Line to be White?
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Are Asians Next in Line to be White?
Where Did The “Asian Fetish” Come From?
A People’s History of Asian America
Where Did The “Asian Fetish” Come From?
Why “The China Virus” Has Always Been A Part Of U.S. History
A People’s History of Asian America
Why “The China Virus” Has Always Been A Part Of U.S. History

The Apology 

During World War II, 200,000 girls and young women were kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army. Seventy years after their imprisonment, three survivors give first-hand accounts of the truth for the record, seeking apology and the hope that this horrific chapter of history not be forgotten.

The Apology

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