Patsy Mink was the first Asian-American woman elected to U.S. congress AND the first Asian American woman to run for U.S. president.
Mink was also the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Called the "Chinese Schindler,"
Dr. Feng Shan Ho was a Chinese Diplomat in Austria and was one of the first diplomats to save Jewish people by issuing them visas to escape the holocaust. He was known to be very liberal with visas and would give visas to anyone who asked, helping Jewish people to escape from Nazi-Austria to Shanghai.
He later retired in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was known as "The Chinese Madame Curie," "The Queen of Nuclear Research" and "The First Lady of Physics."
In 1957, Wu's colleagues won a Nobel Prize and she did not. Many scientists believe that this was because she was a woman and that she should still be awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
What are 3 ways you can support Asian-Americans and members of the AAPI community?
New York Magazine created a great list of where to donate to support AAPI organizations. Check it out here.