Miné Okubo was a Japanese American artist, writer, and social activist whose depiction of life in American internment camps during World War II gave a voice to more than 120,000 Japanese American internees. Her book, Citizen 13660, published in 1946, was the first account of the wartime Japanese American relocation and confinement experience, and is regarded as a landmark work that still resonates with Americans.
Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese member of the Black Panther Party. In 1960, Kochiyama and her husband Bill moved to Harlem in New York City joined the Harlem Parents Committee. She became acquainted with Malcolm X and was a member of his OAAU, following his departure from the Nation of Islam. She was present at his assassination on Feb. 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, and held him in her arms as he lay dying.
Anna May Wong, was born Wong Liu Tsong in Los Angeles in 1905, became the first Chinese American to become an American and global film star. During her career, which spanned over four decades, Anna appeared in over 50 American, English and German films. She fought against racism and stereotyping during her professional life, while being criticized by Chinese for perpetuating stereotypes at the same time.