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This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, NBC News is highlighting some of the efforts by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to write their stories back into history.

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By the time Tule Lake Segregation Center closed on March 20, 1946, more than 18,000 Japanese Americans had been incarcerated there during the war.
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What do you think of when you hear the name "Vincent Chin"? For many people, the word "forgotten" comes to mind.
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“The Spanish colonial period in the Philippines lasted longer than that of a lot of countries in Latin America, including Mexico.”
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The Sri Lankan Art and Cultural Museum is located in the basement of a Staten Island restaurant.
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“Hundreds of Chinese go to Yosemite. ... Imagine what the experience would be for them if they knew that Chinese worked on these roads..."
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Academics trace the origins of the term "Asian American" to 1968 and University of California, Berkeley students inspired by the Black Power Movement.
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On June 25, 1867, thousands of Chinese railroad workers staged a strike to demand equal pay to white laborers, shorter workdays, and better conditions.
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In Harlem, an organized walking tour examines the 400-year history of Muslim spaces and stories of New York City.
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