1960-1969 (Asian/Pacific Islander)
1962
Roman Gabriel

Roman Gabriel, a Filipino quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, becomes the first Asian-American in American Football League.

1962
Daniel K. Inouye becomes U.S. senator

1962
Spark Matsunaga

Spark Matsunaga becomes U.S. congressman from Hawaii.

1965
Immigration Law

Immigration Law abolishes “national origins” as a basis for allocating immigration quotas to various countries.

1965
Asian Countries

Asian countries on equal footing with others for the first time in U.S. history.

1965
Richard Aoki

Richard Aoki a prominent Asian American in the civil rights movement helps found the Black Panther Party.

1968
San Francisco State University Students Strike

Students at San Francisco State University strike demanding an ethnic studies program.

1969
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee becomes the first Asian American Hollywood action superstar.

1969
UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies

Students at the University of California, Berkeley strike an ethnic studies program.