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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Quakers Paint Out Insults, Mow Grass for Japanese (May 17, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 17, 1945, p. 5
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Are Japanese Evacuees Getting a Fair Break? (November 14, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 14, 1943, p. 3
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Rev. U. G. Murphy Aiding in Return of Loyal Japanese (September 12, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 12, 1945, p. 5
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Petition Asks Fair Deal For Jap Evacuees (April 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 23, 1942, p. 15
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Petition to Congress from the Presbytery of the Redwoods

This group protests the evacuation of Japanese Americans on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. They suggest holding hearings in camps and then allowing the innocent to return home. They also warn that harsh treatment of Japanese Americans will fuel Japanese propaganda and lead to punishment of American POWs.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 4 (August 16-September 5, 1996)

Selected article titles: "JACL National Convention, San Jose, Aug. 6-11, 1996: All Aboard" (p. 1), "English-Only Bill Passes House" (pp. 1-2), "Severity of Anti-Asian Violence Is Increasing, Report Says" (p. 4), and "Michigan to Recall Murphy Dissent Against Internment" (pp. 6, 9).
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Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates

Letter from the Morishitas telling about their Christmas in Minidoka.
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Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates


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Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida

Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 5, 1943. Tells George that he should rent a place for themselves. Offers to let George rent the place in his name. Says that the Kidas' cows are not in as good condition as ...
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