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

  • Portrait of Tye Leung Schulze. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library
    Tye Leung Schulze

    Tye Leung was a civil rights and community activist born in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1887.

  • Head shot of Mabel Lee from New York Tribune
    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.

  • Louis Lee holding a camera. NPS photo.
    Louis Lee

    During World War II, Louis Lee staff photographer for the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company.

  • Close of of  woman holding umbrella. Public domain
    Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Dowsett

    Born in 1861 at Lihue, Kauai in the Kingdom of Hawaii, Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann was a suffragist.

  • Queen Liliuokalani. Photographed around 1891 by James J. Williams (Source: Honolulu Star-bulletin.,
    Queen Liliuokalani

    Queen Liliuokalani was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai'i.

  • photograph of Harry S. Kawabe. University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
    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


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