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Filipinos in Greater Boston (Images of America) (Paperback)

Filipinos in Greater Boston (Images of America) By Mary Talusan, Grace Talusan (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mary Talusan, Grace Talusan (Foreword by)
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As early as the Civil War, a dozen Filipino men living in Massachusetts enlisted in the Union army. In the 1900s, Filipino pensionados studied at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other colleges. After the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, Filipino medical, military, and other professionals settled in and around Greater Boston in Cambridge, Lexington, Malden, and Quincy. To support their communities, Filipino immigrants founded civic organizations such as the Philippine Medical Association of New England, Philipino-American Association of New England, and Philippine Nurses Association of New England. Since 1976, parents have been volunteering at Iskwelahang Pilipino (Filipino school) to encourage their American-born children's pride for Filipino traditions. Included are never before seen photographs of the Aquino family during their time in exile. This book highlights the rich histories of Filipinos in Greater Boston and aims to inspire more works that document our immigrant community that has grown in the early 21st century to over 25,000 people.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467109604
ISBN-10: 1467109606
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 17th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America


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