Cross-racial relations

Farming and grazing lease contract


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Little league football team banquet

This awards banquet was held in 1953 to honor the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee sponsored International Fighting Irish football team, which finished first in its league. In this photo two young footballers are receiving inspirational player awards from the coach.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 21 (May 29, 1987)

Selected article titles: "University of California Does Not Discriminate, Says Wada" (pp. 1, 3), "Nakasone Meets with Black American Leaders to Improve Relations in Wake of Racial Remark" (p. 1), "New Book Examines Japanese Texan History" (p. 2), and "Our Living, Breathing U.S. Constitution" (pp. 4-5).
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Military service

Badge worn by wives of servicemen


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Nisei soldiers moving towards battle

Original caption: Orciano Area, Italy. 2nd Lt. Masanao Otake of Lahaina, Maui (Hawaii), who was commissioned in Battle, leads his platoon from the town of Orciano into an attack pressing toward Leghorn. U.S. Fifth Army. 15 July 1944.
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Nisei soldiers

Original caption: Tommy Teraji of Los Angeles, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn. is being thrown by Akira F. Shibukawa, Seattle, Washington, Co. A of the 62nd Inf. Trng. Bn., who is very well-trained in jujitsu. Camp Robsinson, Arkansas, February 19, 1942.
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100th Infantry Battalion

Nisei soldier receiving the Bronze Star

Original caption: Tokyo, Japan. Lt. Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Tech. Intelligence Det., GHQ-FEC, of Minneapolis, Minn., is awarded the bronze star medal by Brig. Gen. C.A. Willoughby, G-2, assistant Chief of Staff, at a ceremony in the Dai Ichi Bldg. The award is made for exemplary conduct while serving with the ...
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Nisei soldier with prisoner of war

Original caption: Breascia Area, Italy. Pvt. Akira Miyamoto, Company "C", 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, examines a German soldier at the Fifth Army enemy concentration area, near Breascia. 18 May 1945. [The correct spelling of the location in Brescia.]
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442nd Regimental Combat Team

Nisei soldier's Purple Heart

Purple Heart awarded Minoru Tsubota, Warrant Officer (Junior Grade), 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Combat wounded in Cerebia, Italy, Aug. 24, 1944.
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442nd Regimental Combat Team soldiers in France

Original caption: Japanese-American troops climb into a truck as they prepare to move their bivouac area. 2nd Battalion, 442nd Combat Team, Chambois Sector. France. 10/14/44.
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