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Passing It On - A Memoir - paperback
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By Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama. Edited by Marjorie Lee, Akemi Kochiyama-Sardinha, and Audee Kochiyama-Holman.

At the age of 77, Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama began to write her memoir for her family. Passing It On is the account of an extraordinary Asian American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Contents: Family; World War II and Internment Camps; Work and Friendship with Malcolm X; Harlem Freedom Schools; Organization of Afro-American Unity; Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors; Civil Rights in the South; Third World, Anti-Imperialist and Anti-Apartheid Struggles; Native American Sovereignty; Puerto Rican Independence; Vietnam War; Venceremos Brigade; Asian American Movement; Japanese American Redress and Reparations; Defense of Political Prisoners; National and International Human Rights Movements; Anti-War Movements

B/w photos. Paper: 256 pp.

Also available in hardbound edition.


Winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for 2004.

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