The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has introduced a new video, America is in the Heart, based on the 1946 novel by Filipino American writer Carlos Bulosan. This video honors Bulosan’s historic text during a critical time in America’s deep history of immigration. Continue reading America is in the Heart
It is a truism that America is a nation of immigrants, but what is the reality behind the cliché? Dr. Skorton took the opportunity to explore the concepts inherent in our democracy with a group of Smithsonian colleagues who joined him to talk about the paths they took to American citizenship. Like many immigrants, my… Continue reading Becoming an American
In a week darkened by stark reminders of racism and the galactic danger of black holes, we were cheered by an immigrant vintner’s success story. Have another glass of wine! Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was May 28 – June 3, 2017
A new exhibition tells the stories of immigrant entrepreneurs who turned opportunity into a lasting legacy of success. Continue reading Tracing American Journeys
Freedom of speech, assembly, religion, and the press—for those of us who have only lived in the United States, it is too easy to take these rights for granted. But for many around the world who do not enjoy these rights, the ideals that guide us are an inspiration and a beacon of hope. Continue reading What does it mean to be an American citizen?
The Latino experience in the United States is a tapestry woven from generations of diverse and colorful stories that speak of adversity and triumph. Secretary Skorton recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by saluting those whose rich cultural contributions have helped make this nation what it is today. Continue reading A Nation of Nations