Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration
Original Airdate: 6/15/1979
Japanese Americans - Boston - Massachusetts
Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Public Affairs: Current Events
Sakura, Dr. David
Wan, Tin Yue (artist)
Asian Pacific Heritage Week - Boston - Massachusetts (1979)
Boston Chinese Dance Company
Japanese American Citizens' League
Program celebrates President Carter's bill proclaiming May 4 - May 10 Asian Pacific Heritage Week in honor of the cultural traditions of Asian Americans. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with Dr. David Sakura (part of Boston's Asian Pacific Heritage Week planning committee and member of the Japanese American Citizen's League) and Tin Yue Wan (a noted Chinese artist) in separate interviews. Topics of discussion with Sakura include the meaning of Asian Pacific Heritage Week, the difficulties in getting such a bill passed, the educational work of the Japanese American Citizens League, and Japanese detention camps in the United States during World War II. Topics with Wan include the five styles of Chinese painting, how his work has been received, and what his life was like in Hong Kong. Program includes a mini "gallery talk" by Wan. Translation of Wan's responses to Murray provided by Wan's daughter. Program includes a previously aired dance segment from Program 822, "Celebrate the Year of the Horse."
Dr. David Sakura
Tin Yue Wan
Hannah Wan (interpreter)
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