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    "title": "Beyond Prejudice: A Story of the Church and Japanese Americans (book)",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-BooksDisplay\">\n  <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n   <tbody>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Title\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Beyond Prejudice: A Story of the Church and Japanese Americans\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Author\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Toru Matsumoto\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Original Publisher\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Friendship Press\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Original Publication Date\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      1946\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Current Publisher\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Arno Press\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Current Publication Date\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      1978\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Pages\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      145\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      WorldCat Link\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n\n      </a>\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n   </tbody>\n  </table>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:Beyond Prejudice: A Story of the Church and Japanese Americans;\nAuthor:Toru Matsumoto;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Friendship Press;\nPubDate:1946;\nCurrentPublisher:Arno Press;\nCurrentPubDate:1978;\nMediaType:;\nPages:145;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n\n   </a>\n   ;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Early non-fiction account of the Christian Church's actions on behalf of Japanese Americans during their forced exclusion and incarceration written by a young\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Issei/\" title=\"Issei\">\n   Issei\n  </a>\n  who was a staff member of a\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Resettlement/\" title=\"Resettlement\">\n   resettlement\n  </a>\n  organization in New York.\n </p>\n <p>\n  In a brief 145 pages,\n  <i>\n   Beyond Prejudice\n  </i>\n  sets out to tell what author Toru Matsumoto calls \"a story\" and not \"the story\" of the church response to the incarceration. Matsumoto takes a more-or-less chronological approach, beginning with a chapter on the history of Japanese American Christian churches up to the war and actions of churches in aiding Japanese Americans in the period leading up to their being rounded up. Chapter two covers the Christian church in the concentration camps, including lengthy passages by Christian ministers Charlotte and Royden Susu-Mago at\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Tulare_(detention_facility)/\" title=\"Tulare (detention facility)\">\n   Tulare Assembly Center\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Gila_River/\" title=\"Gila River\">\n   Gila River\n  </a>\n  , Rev. Everett W. Thompson on\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Puyallup_(detention_facility)/\" title=\"Puyallup (detention facility)\">\n   Puyallup Assembly Center\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Minidoka/\" title=\"Minidoka\">\n   Minidoka\n  </a>\n  , Rev. Lester Suzuki, and Rev. Sohei Kowta. Most of the remaining seven chapters focus on resettlement: the formation of organizations to aid resettlement in cities outside the restricted zone; the experience of early resettlers (whom Matsumoto claims consist of a disproportionate number of Christians); on\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Hostels/\" title=\"Hostels\">\n   hostels\n  </a>\n  set up by Christian organizations; on the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/National_Japanese_American_Student_Relocation_Council/\" title=\"National Japanese American Student Relocation Council\">\n   National Japanese American Student Relocation Council\n  </a>\n  ; on church efforts to defeat a ballot initiative that would establish an\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Alien_land_laws/\" title=\"Alien land laws\">\n   alien land law\n  </a>\n  in Colorado; and the issue of segregation versus integration of churches attended by Japanese Americans. Appendices include rosters of the leaders of the Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans and the Protestant Church Commission for Japanese Service as well as a list of hostels.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Toru Matsumoto (1913–79) escaped persecution as a Christian and anti-militarist in Japan, escaping to New York with his wife and son just prior to the war. Despite his politics, he was interned after the attack on Pearl Harbor, finally securing his release after almost a year. He subsequently took a job with the newly formed Committee on Resettlement of Japanese-Americans, begun by the Federal Council of Churches and Home Missions Council. In that position, he assisted many Japanese Americans in leaving the camps. Friendship Press published\n  <i>\n   Beyond Prejudice\n  </i>\n  in the spring of 1946; its jacket was designed by Nisei artist Ray Komai. Just a few months later, Matsumoto's memoir\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/A_Brother_Is_a_Stranger_(book)/\" title=\"A Brother Is a Stranger (book)\">\n    A Brother Is a Stranger\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (co-authored with Marion Olive Lerrigo) was published by The John Day Company.\n </p>\n <p>\n  The\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Pacific_Citizen_(newspaper)/\" title=\"Pacific Citizen (newspaper)\">\n    Pacific Citizen\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  reported in September 1946 that\n  <i>\n   Beyond Prejudice\n  </i>\n  had sold out its first edition of 3,000 books and was now in a second edition. In 1978, it was among the titles reprinted by Arno Press as part of\n  <i>\n   The Asian Experience in North America\n  </i>\n  series.\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Brian_Niiya/\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Find_in_the_Digital_Library_of_Japanese_American_Incarceration\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Find_in_the_Digital_Library_of_Japanese_American_Incarceration\">\n    Find in the Digital Library of Japanese American Incarceration\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    <b>\n     <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n      Beyond Prejudice: A Story of the Church and Japanese Americans\n     </a>\n    </b>\n   </p>\n   <p style=\"font-size:8pt;line-height:1.5;color: #aaa;\">\n    This item has been made freely available in the\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     Digital Library of Japanese American Incarceration\n    </a>\n    , a collaborative project with\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     Internet Archive\n    </a>\n    .\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n    For More Information\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    Robinson, Greg.\n    <i>\n     The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans\n    </i>\n    . 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