Yuri Kochiyama: On Knowing Malcolm X

Moorbey'z Blog

Our guest will be the legendary human rights activist, Yuri Kochiyama, who lived in Harlem for 40 years and worked with Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik el Shabazz).  Although no official holiday honors Malcolm’s birthday, May 19 has become a traditional day of celebration in the Black and progressive communities.  Yuri shares his birthday and will reach 87 this May 19 — also the birthday of Uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh).  A tireless freedom fighter, political prisoner advocate, and author of Passing It On — A Memoir, Yuri has also had a biography written about her life by Diane C. Fujino titled: Heartbeat of Struggle:  The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama.

source: http://kiilunyasha.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html

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