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By Diane Fujino.
On February 12, 1965, in the Audubon Ballroom, Yuri Kochiyama cradled Malcolm X in her arms as he died, but her role as a public servant and activist began much earlier than this pivotal public moment. Heartbeat of Struggle is the first biography of this courageous woman, the most prominent Asian American activist to emerge during the 1960s.
Based on extensive archival research and interviews with Kochiyama’s family, friends, and the subject herself, the author traces Kochiyama’s life from an “all-American” childhood to her achievements as a tireless defender of -- and fighter for -- human rights. Paper: 424 pp