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At first, these historic photos coming to life were scary & uncanny. But I soon appreciated them as opportunities to further imagine history. Here are some of my favorite pinays and pinoys throughout history. We begin with Jose Rizal - national hero of the Philippines. #JoseRizal
Dr. Fe del Mundo was the first woman to study at Harvard Medical School. She opened the first children’s pediatric hospital in the Philippines, was first woman of Philippine Medical Association, & was the first woman to be named National Scientist of the Philippines #FeDelMundo
Larry Itliong led the Filipino American Farmworkers during the Delano Grape Strike of 1965. That movement with @DelanoManongs is known as one of the most successful labor movements in modern history. It was also a pivotal moment in #FilAmHistory and #AsianAmHistory #LarryItliong
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Thread: Filipinos don't need the fact of the Buffalo Soldiers and David Fagan to actively fight anti-black racism. What you need is a conscience #blacklivesmatter
This history doesn't teach us about our debt to African Americans per se. It teaches us about mutual enmity—constructed by the simultaneity of Jim Crow & imperialism. It teaches us, too, how we might regard one another—mutual seeing. That's the real lesson
Black soldiers took an oath essentially to fight (and kill) Filipinos on behalf of US nationmaking & empire. If you read the Black press of the time, African Americans wanted to colonize the Philippines themselves. At best, Black Americans were ambivalent about their involvement
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