The author reflects on his life growing up as an Asian American in California, his experiences during the 1960s, and his involvement in the 1969 Third World Strike at UC Berkeley, as well as the transformative role these experiences played in his life.
A Personal and Social Transformation: UC Berkeley and the Third World Strike of 1969
Jeffrey Thomas Leong grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and completed his BA and JD degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. Leong participated in the 1969 TWLF student-led strike at UC Berkeley and helped to found the Asian American Studies program in the 1970s. After teaching English as a Second Language in high school, he worked for thirty years as a public health administrator and attorney for the City of San Francisco. An independent scholar, in 2018, he published his first book, Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island, a collection of translated wall poems from the Angel Island Immigration Station and winner of a Northern California Book Award.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Jeffrey Thomas Leong; A Personal and Social Transformation: UC Berkeley and the Third World Strike of 1969. Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 49–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.49
Download citation file: