Filipinos in Washington,

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Arcadia Publishing, 2009 - History - 128 pages
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Filipinos arrived in the Washington, D.C., area shortly after 1900 upon the annexation of the Philippines to the United States. These new settlers included students, soldiers, seamen, and laborers. Within four decades, they became permanent residents, military servicemen, government workers, and community leaders. Although numerous Filipinos now live in the area, little is known about the founders of the Filipino communities. Images of America: Filipinos in Washington, D.C. captures an ethnic history and documents historical events and political transitions that occurred here.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Filipinos in the Washington D C Workforce
35
Establishing D C Filipino Communities
59
Building the Capital Beltway
83
Global Leaders for the 21st Century
115
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Rita M. Cacas is a native Washingtonian and daughter of one of the Depression-era pioneers. A longtime federal government employee, Cacas previously worked at the National Gallery of Art and currently works at the U.S. National Archives. Juanita Tamayo Lott was raised in San Francisco, but her adulthood has been spent in the Washington, D.C., area. She is a retired federal senior demographer, policy analyst, and special assistant to the U.S. Census Bureau director. She cofounded the first U.S. Filipino American Studies at San Francisco State in 1969 and the Filipino American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007.

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