Jeff Furumura Interview II Segment 1

Attending UCLA and getting involved with the Asian American Studies Center (ddr-densho-1000-539-1) - 0:05:34
Starting to become involved in political issues in college (ddr-densho-1000-539-2) - 0:05:16
Remembering the early days of Gidra (ddr-densho-1000-539-3) - 0:07:07
The process of putting together an issue of Gidra (ddr-densho-1000-539-4) - 0:05:56
Role with Gidra as a writer and photographer (ddr-densho-1000-539-5) - 0:04:29
Changes at Gidra over time (ddr-densho-1000-539-6) - 0:04:17
Evolution of Gidra's content (ddr-densho-1000-539-7) - 0:04:24
Working at UCLA's medical center while still a student (ddr-densho-1000-539-8) - 0:04:14
Moving into collective housing at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-539-9) - 0:07:17
Description of notable articles (ddr-densho-1000-539-10) - 0:04:18
An embarrassing Gidra headline error (ddr-densho-1000-539-11) - 0:04:25
Becoming active in the Civil Rights Movement (ddr-densho-1000-539-12) - 0:10:00
Focusing on larger civil rights issues as well as own family (ddr-densho-1000-539-13) - 0:04:21
Racist incidents in Southern California (ddr-densho-1000-539-14) - 0:05:21
Working in the music industry (ddr-densho-1000-539-15) - 0:04:29
Deciding to move to Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-539-16) - 0:04:33
Being seen as an outsider in Hawaii (ddr-densho-1000-539-17) - 0:06:58
Evolving feelings about race and racism (ddr-densho-1000-539-18) - 0:04:03
Looking back on time at Gidra (ddr-densho-1000-539-19) - 0:04:13
Reflections: efforts to revive Gidra (ddr-densho-1000-539-20) - 0:05:37
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Attending UCLA and getting involved with the Asian American Studies Center

0:05:34 — Segment 1 of 20

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June 1, 2023

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Jeff Furumura

Jeff Furumura Interview II

1:49:19 — 20 segments

June 1, 2023

Honolulu, Hawaii

Sansei male. Born November 23, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, father was in a tuberculosis sanitarium, then was taken to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and mother was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Parents met in Chicago, Illinois, after leaving the camps. Jeff grew up in the Los Angeles area and eventually attended UCLA. Became involved in various political and civil rights causes and joined the staff of Gidra. Became a programmer, raised a family, and eventually moved to Hawaii where he worked for the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; George Russell, videographer


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