longtime civil rights activist and noted musician who became a leader
in the grass-roots effort that won reparations and an official apology
for Japanese-Americans incarcerated by the U.S. government during World
War II, but who became a forceful organizer for the reparations movement launched by a handful of activists in Los Angeles in the late 1970's.
Cause of Death: Complications from colon cancer surgery
Born: April 30, 1928
Died: March 7, 2015
Location: Torrance, California