Filipinos of Greater Philadelphia

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In 1912, Agripino M. Jaucian organized 200 Filipino Navy personnel who had settled in Philadelphia and formed the Filipino American Association of Philadelphia, Inc. (FAAPI). Jaucian, who created the group after being a victim of racism, served as the organization's first president. The FAAPI was founded to preserve the heritage and traditions of Filipinos in their newly adopted country. In the 1960s, Philadelphia witnessed a population boom never seen before when entire Filipino families and professionals began immigrating in large numbers. This unprecedented growth gave rise to organizations, dance troupes, restaurants, and the FAAPI Filipino Community Center. Today, there are an estimated 35,000 Filipinos in the Philadelphia region. As they celebrate their centennial, Filipinos of Greater Philadelphia commemorates the legacies of those early pioneers who sought to find a place they could call "home" in the City of Brotherly Love.
ISBN: 9780738592695
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 219
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Eliseo Art Arambulo Silva is an artist and founding president of the local chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society. Through this collection of over 200 vintage photographs, Silva partnered with organizations and community members to share the enduring stories, achievements, and contributions of Filipino Philadelphians.
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