Yuri Kochiyama Interview Segment 11

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-257-1) - 00:02:37
Growing up in San Pedro, California (ddr-densho-1000-257-2) - 00:06:33
The relationship between the communities of San Pedro and Terminal Island (ddr-densho-1000-257-3) - 00:05:08
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor while teaching Sunday school; father's arrest by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-257-4) - 00:08:34
Father's unexpected death after he was released by the FBI (ddr-densho-1000-257-5) - 00:04:46
Memories of "evacuation day" (ddr-densho-1000-257-6) - 00:04:32
Starting a letter-writing campaign to Japanese American soldiers (ddr-densho-1000-257-7) - 00:07:50
Witnessing racism and segregation in Arkansas (ddr-densho-1000-257-8) - 00:05:32
Impact of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-257-9) - 00:06:50
Shifting views of the United States, working in Mississippi (ddr-densho-1000-257-10) - 00:07:34
Initial exposure to racism directed at African Americans (ddr-densho-1000-257-11) - 00:04:22
Husband's family background (ddr-densho-1000-257-12) - 00:05:57
First becoming involved in civil rights causes in Harlem (ddr-densho-1000-257-13) - 00:07:54
Meeting Malcolm X (ddr-densho-1000-257-14) - 00:08:54
Children's involvement in civil rights causes (ddr-densho-1000-257-15) - 00:04:31
Supporting hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, from Hiroshima (ddr-densho-1000-257-16) - 00:11:53
Learning from Malcolm X (ddr-densho-1000-257-17) - 00:06:52
Witnessing the assassination of Malcolm X (ddr-densho-1000-257-18) - 00:09:43
Continuing involvement in the Civil Rights Movement (ddr-densho-1000-257-19) - 00:06:37
Impact of living in Harlem on political involvement (ddr-densho-1000-257-20) - 00:06:52
Early involvement in the Asian American movement (ddr-densho-1000-257-21) - 00:07:26
Work supporting political prisoners (ddr-densho-1000-257-22) - 00:03:57
Thoughts on the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-257-23) - 00:04:02
Attending the first Manzanar pilgrimage (ddr-densho-1000-257-24) - 00:10:53
Thoughts on the election of President Barack Obama (ddr-densho-1000-257-25) - 00:10:31
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Initial exposure to racism directed at African Americans

00:04:22 — Segment 11 of 25

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July 21, 2009

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Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama Interview

02:50:20 — 25 segments

July 21, 2009

Oakland, California

Nisei female. Born May 19, 1921, in San Pedro, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Mississippi before marrying and moving to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Became involved in a number of political causes during the Civil Rights Movement. Eventually met Malcolm X, and became a follower of his internationalist concept of human rights and nationalism based on self-determination and self-reliance. Yuri Kochiyama passed away on June 1, 2014.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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