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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022: AAPI HERITAGE MONTH 2022

Welcome to the McCarthy Library's 2022 LibGuide for the celebration of Asian Pacific AmericanHeritage Month!


In 1977, congressional lawmakers proposed bills for the creation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. After passing a law for a seven-day commemoration in 1978, Congress passed Public Law 102-450 in 1992, which annually designated May Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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