Passing It On -- A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama

Editors: Marjorie Lee, Audee Kochiyama-Holman and Akemi Kochiyama-Sardinha, 2004.
256 pages, 90 photographs, 31 archival documents

Paperback Edition - $17.00
ISBN: 0-934052-37-9

Cloth Edition - $27.00
ISBN 0-934052-38-7

Recipient of the 2004 Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book Award

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A memoir by renowned human rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, which was published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, received a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for 2004.

The award honors "authors and books that challenge ways of thinking and acting, that allow the many faces and facets of bigotry to replicate over and over again," according to Loretta J. Williams, director of the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.

"Passing It On - A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama" is the account of Kochiyama, 83, an extraordinary Japanese 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 prisoner and womens rights in the United States and internationally for more than half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at more than 100 colleges, universities and high schools in the United States and Canada.

TABLE OF 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

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