RECOGNIZING THE CONRIBUTIONS, INFLUENCE, AND ACHIEVEMENTS TO AMERICAN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

We at Equal Opportunity Schools recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) that for generations have made contributions to the history and achievements of the United States. We are proud to join with those who work to close education gaps for the AAPI community. Contact us, to learn how building equitable learning environments impacts and advances AAPI students.

From South Asia to California, Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
We honor Mamie Tape, the 8-year-old Chinese-American girl who helped desegregate schools San Francisco schools in 1885 through her bid to the California Supreme Court seven decades before Brown v. Board.
Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee broke barriers to become the first Chinese woman to earn a PhD in economics from Colombia University. Dr. Lee published her research as a book called “The Economic History of China” in 1921.

Thelma G. Buchholdt was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives becoming the first Filipinx American legislator elected in the U.S. In 2009, she was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.
In 1964, Patsy Mink was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. During her Congressional career, Mink introduced the Early Childhood Education Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was a co-author for Title IX.
Daniel Inouye, a Hawaiian native became the first Japanese-American Member of Congress in 1959. Inouye went on and had an unparalleled 50-year career in the U.S. Senate, becoming the most powerful AAPI in American politics.

Philip Vera Cruz, a Filipino American advocate for agricultural labor rights and working conditions of migrant workers, was active in the Asian American rights movement, and led social justice initiatives throughout his career.
Dalip Singh Saund, the first Sikh , the first Asian American, and the first Indian American to be elected to the the U.S. House of Representatives, where he advocated for farmers and was a fierce supporter of the 1957 Civil Rights bill.
Yuji Ichioka, an American historian and civil rights activist helped establish the Asian American studies program and founded the Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee Endowment for Social Justice and Immigration Studies at UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center.

 

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Contact us, to learn how building equitable learning environments impacts and advances AAPI students.

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