On May 19, 1982, KPFK celebrated Malcolm X's birthday with special programming on the civil rights leader. As part of this celebration, Miya Iwataki conducted a telephone interview with Yuri Kochiyama about the impact of Malcolm X on Asians. Kochiyama discusses the fateful day that Malcolm X was assassinated and her feelings as a person present on the stage when Malcolm X was assassinated. Kochiyama worked with Malcolm X on civil rights efforts in New York. This program was broadcast live as it was created on KPFK, then later replayed on the KPFK program East Wind on their show May 19, 1982, with an added introduction and pre-recorded music.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.