History of Filipinos in the U.S.

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Abraham Ignacio, Jr.’s essay, “Revisiting Early Filipino Presence in Louisiana: Examining the Sources,” takes a critical look at research about the arrival of Filipinos in Louisiana. Click on the link to read: revisiting-early-filipino-presence-in-louisiana-abraham-ignacio-2014

 

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Imagine Filipinos playing banjo and slide guitar in a traveling tent show in Iowa, circa 1920? Filipino musicians performed in the Redpath Chautauqua traveling tent circuit in the American Midwest dating back at least as far as 1917. Read more in my initial research on “Filipinos in the Midwestern Chautauqua Circuit”— in the July 2004 issue of Our Own Voicehttp://www.oovrag.com/essays/essay2004b-1.shtml