In Tagalog, the word "singgalot" translates roughly to "the ties that bind." Those ties – between Filipino-Americans and their heritage – are the focus of a new exhibit at the , according to a feature in The New York Times published Friday.
The exhibit, "Singgalot — The Ties That Bind: Filipinos in America, From Colonial Subjects to Citizens," is facilitated by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service and consists of historical documents, photographs and illustrations that will be on display until April 22.
According to the Times, it speaks to the Filipino-American population as one of the largest Asian-American groups: an estimated 2.5 million people in the U.S., based on 2010 Census reports.
Click here to read a full preview of the exhibit from The New York Times.