Rockin' the Boat

Item # 152559.

Rockin' the Boat: Flashbacks of the 1970s Asian Movement

Written by Mary Uyematsu Kao.

This book  is a striking visual journey into the Asian American Movement from 1969 to 1974, presenting never-before-seen a black and white photographs by Kao, juxtaposed with first-person narratives of the political issues that sparked a youth movement and broke the model minority mold.

Influenced by the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the transformative shifts pushed by the Civil Rights Movement, Asian Americans of that time period rose to the occasion to become part of a Third World Movement in the United States. The book acts as witness to the diverse spaces and events of a history that is often overlooked—from the early days of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center to the little known 1970 Manzanar Pilgrimage; from the Pioneer Project Wildflower Trip to a premier Movement wedding; from Tiao Yu T'ai protests to the Anti-Ferdinand Marcos Campaign; and a cross-country trip visiting the Movement in Denver, Chicago, and New York City.

Seventeen contributors give personal accounts of their different entry points into the Movement, including Tomie Arai, Wendy Nagatani, Elsie Uyematsu Osajima, Miya Iwataki, Vivian Matsushige, Sandy Maeshiro, Marlene Murakami, Kenwood Jung, Elaine Takahashi, and Scott Nagatani. Paper: 288 pp.

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