2021 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Morning Announcements featuring Jim Stoddard and Tim Hintz
May 04, 2021 - The first Japanese Man in the United States and the first Transcontinental Railroad in the United States
Click on the image to the left to hear Mr. Hintz explain the importance of AAPI Heritage month.
Learn about the arrival of Manjiro Nakahama in 1843, the first Japanese man to live in the United States in Fairhaven, MA and how this was significant in the history of the relationship between Japan and the United States.
The contributions of the twenty thousand Chinese workers whose efforts made it possible for the first transcontinental railroad in the United States to connect the western and eastern portions of the railroad in Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10th, 1869 are also highlighted.
May 13, 2021 - Cherry Blossom Trees
Click on the image to the left to hear Mr. Hintz describe the history of the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C.
Learn about the connection between the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C. and the cherry blossom trees in the courtyard (Quad) at Brookline High School in his interview with Ms. Rachel Eio, Associate Dean of Students at BHS.