May marks Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

NOW: May marks Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--An area half the world away gets some special recognition during May.  Asian American & Pacific Islanders, or AAPI, Heritage Month is a way to highlight the achievements and contributions of this particular culture.  In Milwaukee, one way to observe the occasion is to visit Jewish Museum Milwaukee to see the "Then They Came for Me" exhibit.  This free, temporary exhibition, running through May 29th, explores the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War Two and the demise of their civil liberties. The imagery, featured in part by famed artist Ansel Adams, also looks at how this segment of the population rebuilt their lives after the war.

On the lighter side of things, in two weeks, it'll be Asian Heritage Restaurant Week, and you know some of your favorite establishments will have special promotions.  Click here to see what kind of food offers are available. AAPI Heritage Month has been celebrated officially in this country since 1990.

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