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.
He discusses 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.
He also highlights 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.
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.
He speaks with Ms.Rachel Eio, Associate Dean of Students at Brookline High School about the connection between the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C. and the courtyard in Brookline High School.