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My Journey to Discover the Legacy of my Grandma, Yuri Kochiyama


The Movement

Yuri is probably most well known for her work during The Civil Rights Movement of the 60's.  I think what makes her stand out among other prominent activists of this era was that she not only advocated for Japanese Americans, but also for African Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, and for all people who struggled to let their voice be heard.  She is a strong believer of power in unity and strives for cross-cultural alliances in the never ending quest for a more tolerant and accepting world.

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Muhammad Ahmad and Yuri Kochiyama, the Movement
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Photo of activist speakers, Muhammad Ahmad (left), Yuri Kochiyama (center), and unknown activist (right). New York, 1970s Photo courtesy of "Passing it On-A Memoir" More »

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