Richard Aoki, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. He was Japanese American. What many people fail to realize is that Asian Americans were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as African Americans. In watching African Americans expose institutional racism and government hypocrisy, Asian Americans began to identify the ways in which they, too, had faced discrimination in the U.S.
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Anna May Wong in Großstadtschmetterling, 1929.~~American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.