Now through June, viewers can watch the landmark documentary series “Asian Americans” for free.
Available to stream via PBS’ website, the five-part series premiered this week in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
As Tajima-Peña tells NBC News’ Agnes Constante, “Asian Americans” is the first documentary series about the community to air on commercial television.
Following COVID-19’s initial identification in Wuhan, China, Asian Americans throughout the country have reported a rising number of racist attacks, some of them life-threatening.
As Chow notes, “Asian Americans” illuminates the historical roots of contemporary hate crimes.