May was officially recognized as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992 to commemorate the arrival of first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843 and the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

To honor the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, StoryCorps is working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to gather stories about various topics and themes in regards to the AAPI identity. More information can be found here.

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