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www.smithsonianmag.com: Watch 150 Years of Asian American History Unfold in This New Documentary

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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.

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