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October is ✨#FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth
So here's a crash course on Fil-Am history (because odds are, you've never learned about it)!
The US gov't first recognized October as Fil-Am History Month in 2009 to commemorate the first Filipinos to set foot on North American land... all the way back in 1587! They landed in Morro Bay, in what is now California.
Filipinos were in America before America was America!
These were Filipino sailors on their way to Acapulco, Mexico, as part of the Manila Galleon (while the Philippines was still under Spanish rule). The Philippines constituted an important trading colony that gave Europeans access to Asia & was governed from the New World.
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