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Linda T. Lee collection on the Pratt Institute "Asian Awareness" event, April 1971

Series I: Photographs

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Yuri Kochiyama:

Box 1 Folder 1 Photograph of Yuri Kochiyama standing at the microphone with banner to her left

Box 1 Folder 2 Photograph of Yuri Kochiyama in profile

Box 1 Folder 3 Photograph of Yuri Kochiyama at microphone with group seated to right

Seated: Linda T. Lee, Chris Iijima, John Kao (Asian American studies activist), Arlan Huang (smoking citarette -- artist and community activist NYC)

Nobuko Miyamoto:

Box 1 Folder 4 Photograph of Nobuko Miyamoto at microphone

Box 1 Folder 5 Photograph of Nobuko Miyamoto at microphone with right arm raised

Box 1 Folder 6 Photograph of the folk duo Nobuko Miyamoto and Chris Iijima

Chris Kwando Iijima (1948–2005) was an American folksinger, educator and legal scholar. Together with Nobuko JoAnne Miyamoto and Charlie Chin they constituted the group "Yellow Pearl". They recorded an album "A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America" in 1973.

Box 1 Folder 7 Photograph of Nobuko Miyamoto with Zulu Williams (grandson of Yuri Kochiyama)


Box 1 Folder 8 Photograph of group seated on grass with Professor Shaftel looking at camera and Nancy Hom to his right

Nancy Hom (Pratt graduate, artist writer, graphic designer, community activist in San Franscisco)

Box 1 Folder 9 Photograph of group seated on grass

Seated in the audience is speaker Han-Hua Cheng, representing Asian Political Alliance (at Columbia). Cheng became the highest ranked Asian American AFL-CIO unionist in the U.S.

Mixed in the audience are members of the Chinese Student Society, Students for a Democratic Society, Black Students Union, Ethiopian Students Union and local Balck Panther Party.