Vintage poster on display in the exhibit “We Are America: Resistance and Resilience” premiered at Oakland Asian Cultural Center in 2012. Signs like this were seen throughout the west coast during the Great Depression when Filipinos were scapegoated for the economic downturn in the U.S. Called monkeys, racial hatred towards U.S. Nationals continued oppressive sentiments during Philippine colonial times. Like the Chinese in 1887, Filipinos were excluded through the Tydings Mc Duffie Act of 1934. Know History, Know Self.
Positively No Filipinos Allowed, Stockton, CA circa 1929, photo credit Look Magazine
Procedes from the sales of the Positively No Filipinos Allowed posters will go towards the Pilipino Youth Coalition.
Lapulapu was a Datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Battle of Mactan. Learn more about Lapu Lapu
Rajah Sulayman (1558-1575) Regarded as a brave and great ruler of Manila. He led a native revolt against the Spanish in 1574 when the new Governor-General did not honor the treaty with the prior Rajah. The defiance of Rajah Sulayman came to be known as the “Sulayman Revolt” also known as The “First Battle of Manila Bay”.
Lapulapu was a Datu of Mactan, an island in the Visayas. He was the first native of the archipelago to fight against Spanish colonization. On April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and his men triumphed over the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan that is known as the Victory at Mactan. Learn more about Lapu Lapu
Gabriela Silang (March 19, 1731 – September 20, 1763) earned the title “Henerala” as the first Filipina woman to lead a revolt during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. Her courageous leadership became a symbol for the importance of women in Filipino society, and their struggle for liberation during colonization. Learn more about Gabriela Silang
The goal of Bayani Art is to strengthen the unity within our community by telling the rich history of our Motherland. We are independent owned, born in Tondo Manila, Philippines and raised in Oakland, California. Humbled by the strong values that were taught by our elders, we remain conscious to our responsibility to carry on our culture.
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