Pioneer Stories: Interethnic Friendship and Racism

Susan Ahn Cuddy, the daughter of the renowned leader of the Korean Independence Movement and civil rights activist Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, recalls what it was like growing up in Bunker Hill in the early 1900s.  She reminisces about her best friend from grade school – a young Jewish girl who was the daughter of the neighborhood grocer and with whom she remained life-long friends.  She also talks about her experiences of racism and the significance of cultivating a Korean American identity.