On Monday, May 11, 2020, PBS will premiere Asian Americans a five-part series, documenting the histories and experiences of Asian immigrants and their descendants in the United States. The series is produced by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Renee Tajima -Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin) and includes episodes directed by S. Leo Chiang, Geeta Gandbhir, and Grace Lee. Episode 1 includes a segment featuring author and Filmmaker, Vivek Bald, and fourth- and fifth-generation  descendants of Moksad Ali, a Bengali Muslim silk trader who settled in New Orleans in the 188os,, and his African American wife, Ella Blackman. Check your local PBS station’s listings and for streaming options.

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