The Mineta Legacy Project captures the life, career, and contributions of Norman Mineta in a way that’s never been done before with an hour-long nationally televised documentary, An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy, and a free web-based educational curriculum for high school and college students.

Norman Mineta is a man of many firsts: the first Asian American mayor of a major city; the first Japanese American from the mainland to be elected to Congress; and, the first Asian American to serve in a presidential cabinet.

But beyond these groundbreaking achievements, he personifies our dreams and aspirations. Norm is the son of immigrants forcibly removed from his home to spend years in an internment camp during World War II. And yet, he remains a patriot, has led with integrity achieving a long and distinguished career as a public servant and continues to champion the underserved and mentor young leaders.

It took many years for producers Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi to persuade Secretary Norman Y. Mineta to agree to be the subject of a documentary profiling his life and career.

Join us in helping to tell Norm’s story that reflects what is best about all of us as Americans.