Snapshots of Asian America: A Look at the Movement's Spirit and Legacy
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Snapshots of Asian America: A Look at the Movement’s Spirit and Legacy examines the rich, little-known history of Asian American social activism during the late 1960s and 1970s. The content of these KQED-hosted pages have been drawn mainly from Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment, a first-of-its-kind anthology of 25 personal narratives, and 433 photographs and illustrations produced during the Movement itself.

Excerpts (including text appearing in bold) and artwork exhibited on this site were selected by AAMP, and we would like to thank all the authors (who are listed separately in the Author Bios section) and artists whose work appears on these Web pages. Permission to use the excerpts and images from the anthology was granted by the authors and artists. In some cases, however, we were unable to locate the artist or photographer who created an image, and we hope that our use of their work is consistent with the spirit that inspired the image.

Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment

Steve Louie and Glenn Omatsu
Graphics Editor:
Mary Uyematsu Kao
UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press

Book information:
East Wind Books, Berkeley: 510.548.2350
UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press: 310.825.2974,

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Who We Are

The Asian American Movement Project (AAMP) was organized in September, 2001 after the publication of Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment, an anthology based upon personal experiences and analysis of Asian American activists during the 1960s and '70s. The purpose of this project is to examine the history and lessons of the Asian American Movement during the 1960s and '70s and to apply that legacy to issues and struggles facing Asian America today. AAMP is an intergenerational, multi-racial group involving activists, cultural workers, writers, organizers, and carpenter ants.

Rick Elizaga, Web design
Catherine Huang
Gordon Lee
Steve Louie
Ikuko Sato
Robynn Takayama
Bernice Yeung

Special thanks to:

Brian Louie
Brandon Tong

To contact us, please email

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Thanks to KQED

We would like to thank KQED’s New Media, Educational Network, and Communications Department for their support. Special thanks to:

Carol Cicerone, New Media
Richard Dean, Director, New Media
Wendy Goodfriend, New Media
Richard Winefield, Vice President, New Media and Educational Network
David Shaw, Vice President, Communications
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Community Partners

We would like to thank the following community partners for their support of Snapshots of Asian America: A Look at the Movement’s Spirit and Legacy, the event and Web site.

Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
Asian Student Union, San Francisco State University
Asian American Studies, UC Berkeley
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA)
Asians and Pacific Islanders for Community Empowerment (API FORCE)
Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA)
East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)
Kearny Street Workshop (KSW)
National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA)
Nosei Network
Women of Color Resource Center (WCRC)
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[01 Transforming Ourselves]     [02 Not Without Struggle]     [03 Serve the People]
[04 Listening to the Small Voice]     [05 The Big Picture]     [06 Revolution]
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