BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 03, 2014
Yuri Kochiyama died peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2014. A devoted advocate of civil rights, and friend of Malcom X, her death is a great loss for everyone fighting against social inequality.
Before she was friends with Malcom X and became invested in similar activist tactics, her life shaped her early, troubled vision of the world.
As a child, her father was arrested within hours of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He died in prison 43 days later ... Read More