The Unquiet Nisei
An oral-history-based biography of a seminal Asian-American activist. The book traces Embrey’s life from her youth in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles, to her harrowing experiences in the Japanese internment camps, to her many decades of passionate advocacy on behalf of her fellow internees.
Diana Meyers Bahr is an independent oral historian and a former project associate at the Oral History Program of UCLA.
“Lest we forget, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, a second generation woman of color, was supposed to be a ‘quiet American.’ Yet as an adult she became a feisty, articulate, and tenacious activist. Based on extensive oral histories, The Unquiet Nisei recounts how Sue emerged from the WRA camp at Manzanar to become a legendary leader of the Japanese American Redress movement.”–Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of the Japanese American Internment, Redress, and Community, UCLA