The Gang Of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship by Bob SantosThe Gang Of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship by Bob Santos

The Gang Of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship

byBob Santos, Gary Iwamoto

Hardcover | June 26, 2015

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Seattle's Gang of Four changed the face of the city in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s by bringing four ethnic groups together in battle against city powerbrokers over development, poverty, fishing rights, and gentrification. The four leaders learned quickly that working together provided greater results than working apart. This is the story of a powerful political alliance and lifelong friendships forged through sit-ins, protest rallies, and other acts of civil disobedience. We got very good at occupying buildings," remarked one of the Gang.Bob Santos and Gary Iwamoto recall how a Native American, Asian American, African American, and Mexican American came together to fight for their neighborhoods and their people.Bob Santos has spent most of his life in the International District of Seattle. He grew up in the N.P. Hotel with his widowed father, Sammy Santos, a professional prizefighter. He was hired in 1972 to lead the International District Improvement Association (Inter*Im). During his tenure at Inter*Im, Santos organized property owners, businesses, residents, and activists from the Asian American community to preserve the neighborhood and build new housing.Gary Iwamoto is a regular contributing writer for theInternational Examiner, an Asian Pacific Islander community newspaper. He has written several plays, notablyMiss Minidoka 1943, which was produced by the Northwest Asian American Theater. He and Bob Santos also wroteHumbows, Not Hot Dogs in 2002. Seattle's Gang of Four changed the face of the city in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s by bringing four ethnic groups together in battle against city powerbrokers over development, poverty, fishing rights, and gentrification. The four leaders learned quickly that working together provided greater results than working apart. This is the story of a powerful political alliance and lifelong friendships forged through sit-ins, protest rallies, and other acts of civil disobedience. "We got very good at occupying buildings," remarked one of the Gang.Bob Santos and Gary Iwamoto recall how a Native American, Asian American, African American, and Mexican American came together to fight for their neighborhoods and their people.Bob Santos has spent most of his life in the International District of Seattle. He grew up in the N.P. Hotel with his widowed father, Sammy Santos, a professional prizefighter. He was hired in 1972 to lead the International District Improvement Association (Inter*Im). During his tenure at Inter*Im, Santos organized property owners, businesses, residents, and activists from the Asian American community to preserve the neighborhood and build new housing.Gary Iwamoto is a regular contributing writer for theInternational Examiner, an Asian Pacific Islander community newspaper. He has written several plays, notablyMiss Minidoka 1943, which was produced by the Northwest Asian American Theater. He and Bob Santos also wroteHumbows, Not Hot Dogs in 2002. "
Title:The Gang Of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One FriendshipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 9 × 1 inPublished:June 26, 2015Publisher:Chin Music PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634059522

ISBN - 13:9781634059527

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