Biographical Research Center

Interview with Ah Quon McElrath 7/14/2004 tape 2

Interview with Ah Quon McElrath, contemporary of Koji Ariyoshi in Hawaiʻi's organized labor movement, recorded on July 14, 2004 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Koji Ariyoshi. Topics include Ariyoshi's private personal nature, his adherence to a lifelong socialist ideology, the impact of the "Honolulu Record" newspaper on the local community, why he became the focus of investigation and arrest during the Smith Act Trial era, the personal costs of the government persecution he endured, his influence on and relationships with the subsequent generation of activists in the 1960s and his thoughts on the interaction between class and race in the U.S.

Languages: English

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