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Howard suggested Ho write a letter to then-Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III explaining how the orientation could be valuable for Asian American students.

But I can tell you as a matter of principle I would’ve been opposed to turning away Asian students.

Advertisement“Florence also arrived with the same immersion in the politics of being Asian American,” Tajima-Peña says.

John Anthony “Tony” Butler ’80, a former president of the BSA, recalls learning about Asian American history at these events and discovering parallels between the Asian American and African American experience.

The slideshow was soundtracked by the first album of Asian American music, “A Grain of Sand” by Chris Ijima and Nobuko Miyamoto, which evoked the Vietnam War and Asian American movement.

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