A Rebel's Outcry: Biography Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii (1882-1954)
Translated by Saeko Higa-Dickinson
Edited by Naomi Hirahara
Original Artwork by Takashi Uchida
Layouts by Amy Inouye
Publishers Jeffrey Gee Chin & Fumiko Carole Fujita
9780970340719 Cloth sewn stich binding. A Collector quality art book.
** Cost of the book is donated to Little Tokyo Historical Society **
A Rebel’s Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii (1882-1954) is an illustrated biography and detailed look into the life of Japanese American civil rights leader Sei Fujii, known for overturning the California Alien Land Law in 1952 and founding the Japanese American newspaper Kashu Mainichi (California Daily News). His complex history reveals his intriguing journey as an immigrant, a social justice activist, unionizer, and a community leader. Fujii’s story exemplifies the multitude of ways Americans have and may continue to fight for our civil rights.
The official biography on Sei Fujii is the source material written by author Kenichi Sato and was commissioned by manager Junko Maruya of the Kashu Mainichi. Following the work by Sato, LTHS conducted over ten years of extensive research, including interviews with countless community members, Fujii’s family, and visiting his ancestral samurai home in the Takamori Village of Iwakuni, Japan. Publication of this book is sponsored by Union Bank and UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the George and Sakaye Aratani Community Advancement Research Endowment.