Filipino American History Month

Filipino Americans have been a steady, but quiet presence in the Yakima Valley since 1918. Unfortunately, their many accomplishments and community contributions have become a hidden history. Senate Bill 5865 has addressed this oversight by declaring October as Filipino American History Month.
Did you know …

  • Filipino Americans are the 3rd largest Asian American community.
  • Filipino Americans contributed greatly to the American Labor Movement, especially with the United Farm Workers Movement of the 1960s. 
  • Filipino Americans served with distinction during WWII in the 1st and 2nd Infantry Units.

Yakima Valley Libraries is celebrating Filipino American Month with a special online exhibit: The Filipino American Story. Follow along as we trace a trail that leads from an island archipelago  in Southeast Asia to the Yakima Valley Filipino Community.