The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
The annual recognition of AAPI Heritage Month in Cincinnati is coordinated by community representatives who volunteer on the AAPI Heritage Celebration Committee. The team, hosted by Asian American Cultural Association (AACAC), helps promote and support initiatives across Cincinnati for AAPI Heritage Month.
Learn more at aapiheritagecincy.com