EDDIE WONG | Oral History

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EDDIE WONG A Los Angeles native, Eddie Wong was one of the early founders of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. As a UCLA student, Wong was a member of Asian Radical Movement and earned a M.F.A. in film directing through EthnoCommunications. Wong also played important roles in two foundational Asian American publications: the newspaper Gidra and Roots, the first Asian American Studies textbook. Both a pioneering filmmaker and a capable arts administrator, Wong helped to start Visual Communications and would later become Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media (1996-2006). In addition to his contributions to Asian American media, Wong has also had a career in politics, most notably his role as National Field Director for the Jesse Jackson for President campaign in 1988.



Interviewer: Susie Ling
Producer: Janet Chen
Editor: Marnie Salvani
Credits: Janet Chen, Emory Johnson, Christian Gella, Lian Mae Tualla, Kenyon Chan, Amy Uyematsu