While Asian Americans sometimes talk about establishing Asian American studies programs as a way to capture and remember our history that has often been ignored or forgotten in mainstream textbooks, Asian American history lessons can be surprisingly close to us, in the memories of our fathers, mothers, and grandparents. One of our readers left us a pointer to the animated story of Kay Wang, told to us in her own voice and in the voice of her son and granddaughter. The recording and animation was made by StoryCorps, a nonprofit dedicated to recording and preserving American stories. Kay Wang died shortly after she recorded this interview, a fact which makes me want to get my own parents to a StoryCorps Recording Booth before their slices of Asian American history fade away forever.
(h/t Fejj, or whatever your name really is)