Yuri Kochiyama (河内山 百合子) born on May 19, 1921, died June 1, 2014 was an Japanese American Civil Rights activist and organizer. Kochiyama was strongly Influenced by her family’s internment during World War II, and later in life her association with Malcolm X. She advocated for many Civil Rights causes during the 60s, including Black separatism, the anti-Vietnam war movement, supporting the Maoist revolution, the legislation for reparations for the Japanese-American internees, and the rights of people imprisoned by the government for violent offenses whom she considered to be “political prisoners”.
On May 19, 2016, which would have been her 95th birthday, she was featured on the U.S. Google Doodle.
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Lyrics to Blue Scholars – Yuri Kochiyama