Some links on Asian American movement history
“Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” –Malcolm X
Below are some informative links to websites that document the history of the Asian American Movement dating back to the 1960s/70s. They really capture the politics, sensibilities, and zeitgeist of the period:
Asian American Movement 1968 focuses on the seminal political struggles of 1968, as this year, the blog suggests, was the birth of the Asian American movement itself with events such as the San Francisco State University and UC-Berkeley Third World Liberation student strikes.
Seattle’s Asian American Movement provides some archival documents on the rise of pan-Asian activism in the Seattle area during the 60s and 70s. It has some interesting interviews of activists and photos of the struggles of the time.
Finally, the SF Public TV station KQED has a website entitled Snapshots of Asian America. It’s based upon the anthology Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment, and it offers a very detailed examination of the politics, organization, and activists involved in the Asian American Movement of the 1960s/70s era.