1984 - Planting Roots

A large-scale photographic exhibit documenting the sixty-year history of Filipinos in California, PLANTING ROOTS was launched in 1984 and depicts the immigration of Filipinos, their contribution to California labor history, and the settlement of their communities from the 1920s through the 1960s. Informative text condensed from oral histories and academic research accompanies the photographs which are attractively mounted on free-standing display panels. The first pictorial display of its kind, PLANTING ROOTS eloquently captures the beginnings of Filipino American heritage for all ages.