Mike Murase Interview II Segment 6

First impressions of the U.S. after growing up in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-526-1) - 0:06:42
Asian American activism during a time of social and political upheaval (ddr-densho-1000-526-2) - 0:07:58
Getting involved in the Free South Africa Movement (ddr-densho-1000-526-3) - 0:11:40
Helping to organize Nelson Mandela's visit to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-526-4) - 0:07:12
Volunteering with Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign (ddr-densho-1000-526-5) - 0:06:25
Bringing lessons of Jesse Jackson's 1984 campaign to 1988 (ddr-densho-1000-526-6) - 0:07:43
Learning about campaigning and coalition building (ddr-densho-1000-526-7) - 0:17:37
Involvement in civil rights causes in the African American community (ddr-densho-1000-526-8) - 0:07:58
Working for Congresswoman Maxine Waters (ddr-densho-1000-526-9) - 0:09:17
The importance of the Black experience in the U.S. (ddr-densho-1000-526-10) - 0:07:45
Getting involved in social service activities in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1000-526-11) - 0:10:09
The Anti-Eviction Task force in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1000-526-12) - 0:11:25
The significance of the Little Tokyo People's Right Organization (ddr-densho-1000-526-13) - 0:09:20
The various grassroots organizations in Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1000-526-14) - 0:08:57
Organizations involved in the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-526-15) - 0:03:37
Helping to put together a photobook celebrating Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1000-526-16) - 0:10:36
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-526-17) - 0:07:00
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Bringing lessons of Jesse Jackson's 1984 campaign to 1988

0:07:43 — Segment 6 of 17

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Mike Murase

Mike Murase Interview II

2:32:53 — 17 segments


Los Angeles, California

Sansei male. Born January 25, 1947, in Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan. Moved to the U.S. with family at age nine and grew up in Los Angeles, California. Graduated from UCLA and was involved in a number of civil rights movements and organizations. One of the founders of Gidra, the groundbreaking Asian American publication. Worked for both of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns and then became district director for Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Co-founded the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Little Tokyo Service Center, and was also active in numerous community social service and activist organizations.

Karen Umemoto, interviewer; Emory Chao Johnson, videographer


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