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At that time there was a slogan from China saying “Masses Are The Makers of History,” and we really believe that, that it wasn’t about you know Nixon or whoever, that famous people, politicians, that determined the course of history. But it was the large masses of people, the nameless, faceless people, who stood up and changed society, changed things for the better.

So we wanted to reflect that in our paper too, in a small way and, and let people speak not so much in an academic, cerebral way, but to just in whatever form and way that they wanted to express themselves sort of, you know I think like some of the poetry, very poignant, strong, conveys a lot of feelings of the experience of young people at that time.

Date: September 29, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Kris Kuromitsu, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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