Together, Asian and Pacific Americans make up approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population. Learn more about some of these individuals and their stories.
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Observe the power of the presence, contributions, endurance, and resiliency of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders with the National Park Service and throughout our nation's history.
Discover People & Their Stories
Tye Leung Schulze
Tye Leung was a civil rights and community activist born in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1887.
Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
Mabel Lee advocated for women's suffrage rights. She was also the first Chinese woman to earn a PhD in economics from Columbia University.
During World War II, Louis Lee staff photographer for the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company.
Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Dowsett
Born in 1861 at Lihue, Kauai in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann was a suffragist.
Queen Liliuokalani was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
Harry S. Kawabe
In 1916, Kawabe bought a lot on Fifth Avenue and started Seward Steam Laundry. This was the start of his long and successful business.
Last updated: June 2, 2021