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Obscure History School

Can you guess the face in the logo of our program? If you guessed, Wong Kim Ark, you're right! Learn more about this important Asian American historical figure here!

The Obscure History School, our newest student-led project, is currently in progress.



The Bittermelon is first and foremost a space to learn, explore and grow. With the goal of empowering fellow youth on our diverse American history, we created The Obscure History School Project. Our passionate teen leader Amy, who is currently a junior in high school, has spent the last year refining this curriculum with five crisp lessons. Topics cover exclusionary policies, the building of the transcontinental railroad, japanese american concentration camps, influences of the media, historical Asian American figures and more.


We invite you to listen in and share the work!

We are planning for Summer 2024 sessions! Do you want to join The Obscure History School Project with Amy?

Scroll down to fill out the form and reach out!  

See Amy and Sara in action!

First presenting on Japanese American Concentration Camps during WW2 with living survivor David Sakura at Hudson Valley Books for Humanity in Ossining, New York! (Fall 2022) 

Watch our teen leaders Amy and Sara present on the Japanese American Concentration Camp with living survivor Kenji Ima! (Spring 2023 with updated presentation)

Learn the landmark U.S. supreme court cases, historical events and important AAPI figures in America that are not taught in schools.

Sign up for 45 min webinars on obscure US history of Asian Americans. Connect with fellow youth as you learn about Asian American issues.


For ages 10 and up.

Obscure History School Registration

Tell us about yourself!

Which webinars would you like to attend?

Webinars will take place based on interest level via Zoom!

Thanks for registering!

“I don’t care what you do up there. But when you’re down here with me, you do what I tell you to do.”


Lt. Susan Ahn Cuddy (1915 - 2015)

the first female Navy gunnery officer, responding to a disruptive, racist sailor while she was teaching how to use .50-caliber machine guns.

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