At age 86, Suki Terada Ports has long been an esteemed statesperson in her neighborhood and an activist for the larger diverse—and AAPI—community. She grew up as a Japanese American in Harlem, New York right at the peak of Japanese racism during World War II. This experience has left her with a wealth of fascinating stories and a unique perspective on her cultural and ethnic identity.
WHERE AM I REALLY FROM?
“New York. Do you want the apartment number? I’ve lived in the same neighborhood for 86 years. People can’t believe that, with the face I have, New York is where I’m really from.”
—Suki Terada Ports