Researchers Uncover Filipinos' Untold History in Annapolis

Filipinos have been an invisible minority in Annapolis--home of the U.S. Naval Academy--for more than a century, but now researchers at the University of Maryland are using oral histories to flesh out the incredible challenges they faced and successes they celebrated, reports After the Spanish-American War,  Filipinos were brought to Annapolis to serve as desk interns, fire fighters, construction laborers, messmen and stewards. In many cases, the Naval Academy replaced African Americans with Filipinos, leading to increased racial tensions.