Interview with Dorothy Kohashi (5/8/1990)

Interview with Dorothy Kohashi conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 5/8/1990 in the KHET studio Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Former dean for Kauaʻi Community College discusses her childhood and family history in Haleiwa, Aiea, and Takeyama Camp; early education and her mentorship from her teacher Myrtle King Kaapu; hardship of plantation life for women and children; supporting herself during high school by working for military families as a maid; experiences at the Democratic Party headquarters and as secretary of the Democratic County Committee in the 1950s; role of women in the Democratic Party; campaign for Sparky Matsunaga in 1954; working with Tom Gill; political advocacy for land reform, professional pathways for ethnic groups, and education. Interview spans 5 videotapes.

Languages: English


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