The Unsung Great: Uncovering Nikkei Histories with Greg Robinson

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Saturday June 12

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1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM

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In his newest book, The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans, scholar and journalist Greg Robinson reveals the diverse experiences of Japanese Americans and explores a wealth of themes, including mixed-race families, artistic pioneers, mass confinement, civil rights activism, and queer history. Robinson will speak more to his process uncovering these stories and, in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride month, he will highlight his chapter on the often unheard stories of queer Nikkei people throughout time. He will be joined in discussion by other scholars and experts of LGBTQ Nikkei history, Jonathan Van HarmelenRandall Kikukawa, and Tina Takemoto.

Drawn primarily from Robinson’s popular writings in the San Francisco newspaper Nichi Bei Weekly and community website Discover Nikkei, The Unsung Great offers entertaining and compelling stories that challenge one-dimensional views of Japanese Americans.

The Unsung Great is available at the JANM Store.

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