By Filipino American National Historical Society, Manilatown Heritage Foundation,
Tens of hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who've lived, labored, and raised households for over 5 generations during this detailed urban stake their rightful declare to greater than a century of shared historical past in San Francisco.
The photos herein attest to the early arrivals, who got here as service provider mariners, businesspeople, students, and musicians, in addition to agricultural and family staff. yet their tale has usually been neglected, instructed incompletely through others, and edited too selectively via many.
The Filipino American adventure either epitomizes and defies the conventional immigrant storyline, and those photographs truthfully and respectfully rfile the end result in their labors, the goods in their perseverance, and, from time to time, their resistance to social exclusion and monetary suppression.
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Filipinos in San Francisco (Images of America) by Filipino American National Historical Society, Manilatown Heritage Foundation,