Early History of A.A.A.: Birth of A Movement in New York City

From N.Y. Asian Coalition Newsletter vol. 1 no. 2 Sept ’72 (misspellings as in original text)
Asian Americans for Action was born on a park bench during lunch hours of two Nisei women, close friends of a long standing who shared common interests and beliefs. And as they munched on homemade sandwiches, relaxing in the sunlight amid the rustle of leaves, they talked of many things and chief among them were the war in Southeast Asia (they were early protestors), the Black movement, and the campus uprisings.