Not Just A 'Black Thing': An Asian-American's Bond With Malcolm X
Yuri Kochiyama and her family were rounded up by the American government and forced to live behind barbed wire during World War II. Her brief friendship with Malcolm X inspired her activism.
Miné Okubo Collection
Miné Okubo was a Japanese American artist, writer, and social activist whose depiction of life in American internment camps during World War II gave a voice to more than 120,000 Japanese American internees. Her book, Citizen 13660, published in 1946, was the first account of the wartime Japanese American relocation and confinement experience, and is regarded as a landmark work that still resonates with Americans.
Yuri Kochiyama, of Japanese descent, is a name African Americans should get to know and respect as she was a dedicated and sacrificing friend of African Americans.
A Personal Look at "Not Your Asian Sidekick"
I first noticed Suey Park  last month when I came across her daily infographics depicting the number of days that Marissa Alexander was spending in prison even /after/ an appeals court overturned her conviction . As an Asian American woman who had been following Marissa's story an...
Why have Asian-Americans excelled in American life, what lessons do we learn from that success, and does this mean that racial discrimination in the U.S. is history?
10 Asian and Pacific Islander Women You Should Have Learned About in History Class
During Women's History Month, we're celebrating women who never received their due in history's official record book. Here, we honor 11 extraordinary Asian and Pacific Islander women.
The Forgotten History of America’s Radical Asian Activists
One of the most enduring images of a Vietnam War protester is the controversial photograph of Jane Fonda, with short brown hair, sitting on an anti-aircraft gun in North Vietnam. Dubbed “Hanoi Jane,” Fonda’s face is often among the first that comes to mind when we think about the anti-war movement. Today, activists…
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