Playlist Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The interior of the Sikh Gurdwara in Palatine, Illinois, outside Chicago

A Brief Introduction to Sikhism

Daniel Hautzinger

Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, yet many Americans know little about it, and Sikhs have frequently found themselves the target of hate crimes. Learn more about Sikhs' beliefs, practices, and history in Chicagoland. 
With Warm Welcome's Bakers Box in New York City. Photo: Ben Hon

Spotlighting Asian American Bakers and Their Stories Through a Unique Box of Pastries

Daniel Hautzinger

Pastries from Michelin-starred chefs sit jewel-like next to buns from decades-old stalwarts of the community and treats from Instagram bakers in With Warm Welcome's Bakers Box, which aims to spotlight Asian American pastry chefs and their personal stories. 
Ted Ngoy at a donut shop

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with WTTW in 2021

Daniel Hautzinger

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the fastest growing group in the United States. Find WTTW's coverage and content for Asian Pacific Heritage Month here.
Sam Ozaki

'Every One of Those Folks Has a Story': The Chicago Hearings on Japanese Internment

Meredith Francis

In 1981, nearly 100 Japanese Americans testified at Northeastern Illinois University as part of an official government investigation into the constitutionality of the World War II internment camps that incarcerated 120,000 residents and citizens of Japanese ancestry. Their stories have recently been rediscovered in a tape collection found in the University's archives.
Tetsuya Theodore Fujita. Photo: Roger Tully

The Chicago Professor Who Chased Tornados

Daniel Hautzinger

Tetsuya Theodore Fujita developed a scale measuring the intensity of tornados and prevented airplane crashes by discovering microbursts. Fujita "was often met with skepticism in the beginning—until he was proven right," says a University of Chicago colleague and friend. 
The office of 'The Korea Times Chicago'

The Vital Role of Community Newspapers Like 'The Korea Times Chicago'

Daniel Hautzinger

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Korea Times Chicago is doing everything from providing information on public health guidance in Korean to distributing masks, but even in normal times it plays a vital role. "We'd like to think that we are the glue that holds the community together."
Ping Tom Park

The Park That Brought Green Space to Chinatown

Meredith Francis

For decades, Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood didn't have a park or any significant green space. Roughly 20 years ago, that changed. Get to know the story of Ping Tom Park, one of the city's hidden gems.
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