Item description for Legacy to Liberation: Politics & Culture of Revolutionary Asian/Pacific America by Fred Ho...
Legacy to Liberation is a groundbreaking anthology which documents & analyzes three decades of radical and revolutionary movement building in Asian-America from the 60s to the 90s. Penetrating essays are interwoven with archival photos, artwork, poetry, and an appendix of rare manifestos, position papers and other documents, compiled by veteran and younger Asian Pacific American activist-fighters, from across the U.S.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 1902593243 ISBN13 9781902593241
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More About Fred Ho
Fred Ho is an American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer, and social activist. He holds a BA degree in sociology from Harvard University. He is credited with co-founding several Asian American civic groups such as the East Coast Asian Students Union while a student at Harvard, The Asian American Arts Alliance in New York City, The Asian American Resource Center in Boston, and the Asian Improv record label. He is currently battling colon cancer, a journey he writes about in his forthcoming memoir Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior (Skyhorse Publishing 2011). He lives in Brooklyn.
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a hers and his story of revolutionary spirit Aug 14, 2000
When I first picked up this book, I was very skeptical. I was afraid that it would be another informative yet jargon filled account of Asian Americans in the political sphere. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the contributors in this anthology are activists. They passionately discussed issues ranging from U.S. political prisoners to campus activism and revolutionary acts through the arts. They also revealed their commitment to a life of activism and improving the world we live in.
There have been several noteworthy books about Asian American activism such as The State of Asian America: Activism and Resistance in the 1990's. Yet, the first person accounts of sacrifice, commitment and struggle distinguish Legacy to Liberation from the rest. Grassroots organizing and participation is more than a theory to these writers but a way of life. Their stories are refreshing, inspiring and humanistic.
This is a great book for anyone who wants to know how Asian Americans have worked for social justice and liberation both locally and globally.