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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
HISTORICAL TIMELINE OVERVIEW (1950 TO 1979)

Our victories, obstacles and leaders


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1980 to 1989
  • 1980 - Vietnamese Allowed to Immigrate Legally
  • 1980 - Correct Definition of Japanese is Approved
  • 1980 - Japanese are Sworn as Citizens
  • 1980 - Carol Kawanami is Elected
  • 1980 - APA Organization is Formed
  • 1980 - 1st Philippine Festival
  • 1981 - US Government Recognize Internment Injustice
  • 1981 - Maya Lin Designs the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • 1982 - Vincent Chin is Killed
  • 1982 - Chol Soo Lee is Acquited
  • 1982 - NAAAP is Formed
  • 1983 - Subrahmanyan Chanctrasekhar Wins Nobel Prize
  • 1983 - Petitions to Overturn WWII Evacuation Orders
  • 1983 - Korean American Coalition is Formed
  • 1983 - Hate Crime Vs. Vietnamese Student
  • 1984 - 1st Presidential Candidate in NYC's Chinatown
  • 1984 - Fred Korematsu
  • 1984 - Ellison Onizuka: 1st APA Astronaut
  • 1985 - Haing Ngor Wins an Oscar
  • 1985 - Charles Ng & Leonard Lake - Serial Killers
  • 1985 - Irene Natividad - 1st Asian President of National Org.
  • 1986 - 1st Surburban Chinatown in the United States
  • 1986 - Immigration Reform and Control Act
  • 1986 - 1st Meeting with the President
  • 1986 - Protests in Boston
  • 1987 - House of Representatives Agree to Reparations
  • 1987 - 1st Asian American Democrats Convention
  • 1987 - Japanese American Exhibit at the Smithsonian
  • 1987 - Protests Against Segregation
  • 1987 - Ivy League ASU Formed
  • 1987 - Anti-Asian Hate Attacks in New Jersey
  • 1988 - American Homecoming Act
  • 1988 - Reparations to Interned Japanese Americans
  • 1988 - Friends of Museum of Chinese American History
  • 1989 - Government Payments to Japanese Americans
  • 1989 - Vietnamese Political Prisoners Can Immigrate
  • 1989 - Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans is Founded
  • 1989 - David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly Wins a Tony Award
  • 1989 - Julia Chang Bloch - 1st APA Ambassador
  • 1989 - Asian Americans in Sports and Movies
  • 1989 - Anti-Asian American Violence
  • 1989 - Anti-Asian American Laws
  • 1989 - Southeast Asian Children are Killed by Racist
  • 1989 - Hate Crime Shooting

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1990 to 1999

  • 1990 - Hate Crimes Statistics Act is Passed
  • 1990 - Laotian American Attacked by White Suspects
  • 1991 - National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
  • 1991 - Miss Saigon Protest
  • 1991 - Boston Chinatown Massacre
  • 1991 - Anti-Japanese American Sentimenets
  • 1992 - May is Declared "Asian Pacific American Month"
  • 1992 - Asian Pacific Ameican Labor Alliance Founded
  • 1992 - Kristi Yamaguichi Wins Gold Medal
  • 1992 - Japanese Student Murdered
  • 1992 - Rodney King Riots
  • 1992 - Thomas Kozak is Acquited
  • 1992 - Lawsuit on Asian American Quota Limitations
  • 1992 - Vietnamese American Student Victim of Hate Crime
  • 1993 - Asian American Women's Leadership Org. is Formed
  • 1993 - Worker's Union is Formed
  • 1993 - Asian American Studies is Formed at Berkley
  • 1993 - Hawaii Recognizes Hawaii's Sovereignty
  • 1993 - Cambodian Americans Killed Because of Hate
  • 1993 - JACL's Office is Bombed
  • 1994 - Margaret Cho's "All American Girl" show on TV
  • 1994 - Proposition 187
  • 1994 - Hawaii's Land is Returned
  • 1994 - Police Discrimination Practices
  • 1994 - 1st Awardee of NEA Award
  • 1994 - Asian American Hate Crime Vs. Vietnamese American
  • 1994 - Yahoo is Born
  • 1995 - Asian American Political Organization (APAICS)
  • 1995 - National Asian Pacific American Bar Ass. is Formed
  • 1995 - Fastest Growing Segment of the United States
  • 1995 - San Francisco and New York Protests
  • 1995 - Asian American Hate Crimes on the Increase
  • 1995 - Vietnamese Americans are Killed Because of Hate
  • 1995 - Attacker Wanted to Kill a "Chinaman"
  • 1996 - 1st Asian American Governor on the Mainland
  • 1996 - Rice Vs. Cayetano
  • 1996 - Vili Faulaau
  • 1996 - Hotmail was Formed
  • 1996 - Proposition 209
  • 1996 - National APA Women's Forum Formed
  • 1996 - Race-Tarageted Threats & Beatings
  • 1996 - White Gunman Stated "I Killed a Jap Awhile Ago"
  • 1996 - Hate Crimes Through the Internet
  • 1997 - Anti-Asian Crimes Increased in 1996
  • 1997 - Bill Lann Lee Appointed Assistant Attorney General
  • 1997 - Tiger Woods
  • 1997 - NFFAA is Formed
  • 1997 - CA. Passes Bill Confirming Unbias Treatment
  • 1997 - Denny's Incident
  • 1997 - Takashi Yasuhara is Charged
  • 1997 - Hate Crime in Sonoma County
  • 1998 - Johnny Chung is Convicted of Illegal Campaign Funds
  • 1998 - Amy Wong Wins Ms. Deaf California
  • 1998 - Nisei Honored at Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1999 - Tribute to WWII's Chinese American Soldiers
  • 1999 - 15 Years Old Penny Chang Stalked by White Killer
  • 1999 - Offensive Comic Strip in NY Post
  • 1999 - President's Executive Order REgarding APA's Growth
  • 1999 - 1st Woman Graduate of VMI (Asian Cadet)
  • 1999 - Japanese American National Museum Opens
  • 1999 - Kingman Quon is Convicted
  • 1999 - Won-Joon Yoon is Killed
  • 1999 - Joseph Ileto is Killed
  • 1999 - Sandra Tsing Loh is the Host on the Show "Later"
  • 1999 - Naoki Kamijima - Victim of a Hate Crime
  • 1999 - CAA Addresses the Census Undercount of APA's
  • 1999 - Wen Ho Lee is Accused Again
  • 1999 - John MacArturh's Views on China's Influence
  • 1999 - Asian American Artistry Goes Online

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