by Diane C. Fujino
University of Minnesota Press
The first biography of a courageous and inspiring champion of freedom and equality.
Heartbeat of Struggle is the first biography of Yuri Kochiyama, the most prominent Asian American activist to emerge during the 1960s. Based on extensive archival research and interviews with Kochiyama's family, friends, and the subject herself, Diane C. Fujino traces Kochiyama's life from an "all-American" childhood to her accomplishments as a tireless defender of-and fighter for-human rights.