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124th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in the Town of Jean Lafitte
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124th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in the Town of Jean Lafitte

On June 4th in the Town of Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, members of the state’s Filipino American community gathered to celebrate the 124th Philippine Independence Day. The celebration honored the legacy of Filipinos who fought for their country’s independence and highlighted the richly connective histories between the Philippines and Louisiana.  At Manilla Village Plaza, Philippine Honorary…

News Coverage of St. Malo Marker Unveiling
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News Coverage of St. Malo Marker Unveiling

The Philippine Louisiana Historical Society unveiled the St. Malo Historical Marker Saturday November 9th. Watch TFC Balitang America’s coverage of the event. Read “From Manila to the Marigny: How Philippine Pioneers Left a Mark at the ‘End of the World’ in New Orleans.” In the build-up to the event, a number of news organizations wrote…

Brief History of Filipino Communities in La.
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Brief History of Filipino Communities in La.

The document is distributed at events catering to the Filipino American community. It provides a brief history of the Filipino Community in Louisiana, highlighting our consistent presence and encouraging involvement in Filipino American community organizations, including the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society.

FAHM Photo Contest Winners
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FAHM Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the four winners of our first Filipino American History Month Photo Contest. We were impressed with the photographs and the wonderful descriptions that explained the significance of the photographs to the community. You can view all of the submissions in our photo gallery. Winners Filipino American Community Mahjong Playing Mahjong is part of Chinese…

Filipino American History Month Symposium Schedule
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Filipino American History Month Symposium Schedule

Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society (PLHS) in partnership with the Philippine Consulate Generals in Honolulu and Chicago, and Louisiana community organizations is hosting the Filipino American History Month Symposium, October 8th in the Convocation Annex at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. The event aims to explore the history of Filipino migration to the United States and discuss policies…