Yuri Kochiyama Lounge

Yuri Kochiyama was born in San Pedro, CA in 1922 to Japanese immigrants. She graduated from Compton Junior College, where she studied English, journalism, and art. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Kochiyama and her family were held in internment camps. Her experience there led her to support the civil rights movement, black liberation, … Continue reading Yuri Kochiyama Lounge