Selected historical images of Women of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth #APAHM #AAPIHM @librarycongress
The photo above is of Liliuokalani, the last sovereign of the Kamehameha dynasty that ruled the Hawaiian kingdom. The Library of Congress has compiled a set of free to use images that show some of the experiences and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders while living in the United States. Via loc.gov
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As we often do for heritage months, the Library is sharing a set of images from the collections that are free to use and reuse, and that touch on the experiences and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders while living in the United States.
In looking through the group of images, I noticed portraits of three interesting women, all influential in their own ways during their lifetimes.
First, Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii poses here in formal dress. She was the only queen regnant and the last sovereign ruler of Hawaii. She was also a prolific songwriter, and amongst her work is the iconic “Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee),” written while she was a princess.
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