Event Type

Exhibit Opening


Lynn University

Event Date

Spring 5-2021

Event Description

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander American history across a multitude of incredibly diverse cultures and explore how Asian & Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history. While this journey has many points of origin, it truly began in America, a nation founded and built by immigrants, and enriched by the vibrant diversity of their heritage and traditions. Rich with interesting, often surprising stories, this set of eight visually compelling educational posters takes a sweeping look at a little-known chapter in American history, from the very first Asian immigrants to the influx of highly skilled workers many decades later.

This poster exhibition offers students, regardless of heritage and family history, the opportunity to be engaged and inspired through related activities and lessons in social studies, creative writing, art, and communications.

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Teacher resources courtesy of Teaching Tolerance.


November 2022


2nd Floor Landing




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