FANHS | Filipino American National Historical Society
Did you know that October is Filipino American History Month?
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) announced “1946: A Turning Point” as the theme for this year’s 2016 Filipino American History Month. The theme was chosen to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of several notable events and pieces of legislation that transformed the lives of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the United States in 1946 such as the following:
- The Rescission Act of 1946 barred veterans in the Philippines from receiving GI Bill benefits
- The Luce-Celler Bill on July 2, 1946 granted access to naturalization for all Filipinos who had come to the United States before March 1934 and for all Indian immigrants in the United States, however Filipino and Indian immigration was limited to 100 per year.
- Philippine independence from the United States was granted on July 4, 1946.
Check out the FANHS website and learn more.