Filipinos in America: From Colonial Subjects to Citizens
One Hundred Years of Filipino Presence in America
- Stony Brook University
100 Nicholls Road
Stony Brook, NY
On display from February 12, 2012 – April 22, 2012
Charles B. Wang Center
Monday-Friday: 10 am — 6 pm
Saturday: 12 pm — 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm — 5 pm
This exhibition captures the challenges and issues that confronted Filipinos following the annexation of the Philippines as a U.S. territory in 1898. Singgalot explores the Filipino experience initially as colonial subjects and nationals, and further examines their struggles to acquire full citizenship status as immigrants in this country throughout the last century.
The exhibit highlights the unique contributions of Filipinos in the development of Hawai‘i and West Coast agribusiness industries, seafood and cannery industries in Alaska, in the U.S. military, public service, in literature and arts, sports, and, more recently, as doctors and nurses in America’s health care industry. Through a hundred photo murals and images, the social history and the development of the Filipino community in the United States are vividly portrayed.
Dean Alegado, associate professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, curated this exhibition.
Singgalot is now available to travel through Spring 2012. If you would like to host the exhibition in your area, please call the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) at (202) 633-3160 and ask for Minnie or e-mail her at RussellM@si.edu. Click here for more information on hosting this exhibit.
This national tour was made possible through the generosity of Farmers Insurance Group. For more information about the Filipino American Centennial Commemoration, visit www.filam.si.edu.
Singgalot was congratulated by the US Embassy, click here to download the letter (PDF).
Singgalot in the news
- February 24, 2012: The New York Times – Filipinos in America: Tangled Roots
- August 7, 2011: The Charlotte Observer – Filipino exhibit to visit Charlotte
- August 13, 2011: News 14 Carolina – Charlotte museum of history opens exhibit on Philippines (with video)
- September 4, 2011: The Charlotte Obesrver – She found family history in a museum exhibit