“The first was devoted to learning the technical skills required to publish a newspaper, to defining what kind of paper it wanted to be, and, consequently, to defining what it meant to be Asian American and involved in the Asian American Movement,” he wrote.
“This was before there were any major local or national Asian American newspapers or magazines.
The contributors wrote in a conversational style about issues effecting Asian Americans and sub-groups of Asian Americans.
It really helped coalesce Asian Americans at the time into a progressive political voice.
“We have eight decades of contributors and stories about growing up Asian American, even before the term was coined,” Park says.