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Defying the Odds to Become Hollywood's First Asian American Movie Stars

Beginning their careers in the 1910’s silent film era, Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa defied miscegenation laws and Yellow Peril sentiments by becoming overnight Hollywood sensations. Throughout their careers, they experienced the highs and lows of being Asian onscreen, gaining leading roles and Oscar nominations along the way. True icons often left out of history, we celebrate their lives and are inspired to build the world on our own terms.

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