In honor of October's National "People's History Month," Asian American Life reports from Ellis Island's Peopling of America Center. This major expansion of the museum reopened in May 2015, and it traces the immigrant experience to the U.S.A, from 1892 to present day. Asian American Life takes a close look at our immigration history and its influence on American culture. Reporter Kyung Yoon looks at the "Peopling of America" exhibit and how people can trace their ancestry. Ernabel Demillo reports on the little known history of Filipinos who arrived in the early 1900's where many were sponsored students. Paul Lin reports on how undocumented students face a greater hurdle to obtain a college education. Minnie Roh interviews Dr. Leroy Chiao who achieved the American dream and became only a handful of Asian American astronauts in the history of NASA.
Episode #105 / Length: 27 minutes