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Families of Revolutionaries: Audee Kochiyama-Holman

May 3, 2016


Yuri Kochiyama was known as one of the most fearless activists of her time. She was the daughter of Japanese immigrants, and spent time in an internment camp in the 1940’s.

Kochiyama eventually moved to Harlem, where she fought for civil rights, Puerto Rican independence, and school integration.

She was the founder of Asian Americans for Action and she brought attention to the struggles of both Asians and African-Americans.

Today we meet her daughter Audee Kochiyama-Holman, a social justice activist here in the Bay Area. Audee spoke with Leila Day about what it was like growing up in a revolutionary household.

Click the audio player above to listen to the entire interview.