Asian Americans

The history of identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans.


  • Generation Rising

    During a time of war, a young generation fights for equality and claim a new identity.
  • Good Americans

    Asian Americans fight for equality and expand the definition of Asian American.
  • A Question of Loyalty

    An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands.
  • Breaking Ground

    In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive and adapt to life in America

About Asian Americans

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.


  • "It Reminds Me I Have a Legacy To Live Up To"

  • Asian Americans Preview

  • Asian Immigrants Helped Build the Silicon Valley

  • For Susan Ahn, WWII Was a Fight for America and Korea

  • Hari Kondabolu Recalls the Perilous Days After 9/11

  • He Fought in Vietnam, but He Had the Face of the Enemy

  • Learning Their Asian American Roots at San Quentin Prison

  • Patsy Mink: The First Woman of Color in the U.S. Congress

  • Satsuki Ina Was Born American but Looked Like the Enemy

  • Tereza Lee Was the Inspiration for the Dream Act

  • The Astonishing Story of the Men Who Built the Railroad

  • ‘I Was Trying to Figure out Who I Was’