Asian American and Pacific Islander Month – Cultural Heritage Exhibition 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 10:00 AM - Friday, May 31, 2024 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601
United States Office Of War Information. Chinese-Americans get officer rank. Camp Barkeley, Texas, United States Office Of War Information. The first Chinese-Americans to be commissioned second lieutenants in the Medical Administrative Corps Officer Candidate School have received their bars at this Army center. The men are Calvin S. Chin, 28, of New York City, and Anthony Loo Wung Wong, 25 of Honolulu, Hawaii. [Between 1940 and 1946], Taylor County United States Camp Barkeley Texas, Photograph.

“Paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.”

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Asian and Pacific Islanders have had such an important influence on the history and culture of the United States. Their stories are celebrated during the month of May.

The story of Japanese Internment during World War II is integral to the understanding of American sentiment of otherwise innocent Japanese people during the war. Learn about the untold story of Japanese Americans that either escaped internment on the west coast or served in the military during the war.

Abilene Christian College. Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian College, 1944, yearbook, 1944; Abilene, Texas. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

The Grace Museum is collaborating with Abilene Christian University’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course to create monthly exhibitions that coincide with different cultural heritage months throughout the year. These exhibitions highlight the narratives of various cultural groups that are integral to Abilene’s history while weaving these stores into the broader historical fabric of the United States.

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