The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) co-produced PBS documentary series Asian Americans is one of the first winners announced by the 2021 Peabody Awards, one of the most prestigious honors in broadcast journalism.
The expansive five-part series chronicles over 250 years of Asian American experiences, which are deeply intertwined with United States history at large. The five-hour documentary includes the role of Asian Americans who did the most dangerous work of tunneling through the Sierras to build the Transcontinental Railroad, petitioned the Supreme Court to grant birthright citizenship, and challenged racial school segregation. And this history continued through the 20th century and into the 21st century.
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