Yuri Kochiyama ( May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was a Japanese American human rights activist. She is notable as one of the few prominent non-black black separatists. 544 more words
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When President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans in 1942, Saburo Muraoka was one of the 100,000 victims. Muraoka was born in Yokohama, Japan, and immigrated to the United States in 1915, where he became a successful farmer and businessman. 149 more words