Stream the Asian Americans Video Series

All Five Episodes are Now Available for Streaming

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series from PBS that delves into the history and profound impact of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Create a free facinghistory.org account to stream all episodes in entirety.

Asian Americans: Breaking Ground

In episode one, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines, and beyond. Eventually barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants.”

Asian Americans: A Question of Loyalty

In episode two, an American-born generation straddles their birth country and their familial homelands in Asia. This episode also examines the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Asian Americans: Good Americans

In episode three, Asian American and Pacific Islanders are simultaneously heralded as a "model minority" and suspected as the perpetual foreigner during the Cold War years. AAPI individuals also aspire for the first time to national political office.

Asian Americans: Generation Rising

In episode four, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses, and in the culture, and claim a new identity: Asian Americans.

Asian Americans: Breaking Through

In episode five, Asian American and Pacific Islanders have become the fastest growing population in the US at the turn of the millennium, and the country tackles urgent debates over immigration, race, and economic disparity.

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