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Cross-racial relations

Excerpts from speech given at the University of Hawaii Forum, March 1943

Excerpts from speech given at the University of Hawaii Forum, March 1943. The document presents three quoted passages from the speech, one concerning the role of people of "the Japanese race" in serving as liaisons who can provide the most reliable check on the morale, needs, and activities of "the …
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Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945

Letter to popular local radio reporter requests that he speak out against injustices perpetrated against Japanese American citizens during World War II. Smith notes his responsibility for "the care of our 37 Japanese churches," states that he is concerned that church members are not being allowed to work in canneries …
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Letter from Otis D. Richardson, Chair of English Department, Los Angeles City College, March 21, 1943

Letter from Otis Richardson highlighting the need to educating the Nisei about conforming to cultural norms. He discusses the unwillingness of Nisei and Kibei to educate themselves about the current issue regarding mass evacuation and the need for Americanization of all Japanese. He concludes the letter with "A Social Plan …
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Civil rights

Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 17

Expelled from school as a result of school term paper
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Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 16

"American Democracy and What It Means to Me": a term paper and an act of civil disobedience
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Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 18

Aftermath of school term paper situation, reaction from others
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Seattle

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 1

Prewar activities: attending the University of Washington, conducting a study of the Seattle Japanese American community for master's thesis

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II …


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Gene Akutsu Segment 2

Growing up around "Profanity Hill," Seattle, Washington
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Primary education

Katsugo Miho Interview II Segment 17

Memories of elementary school
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Katsugo Miho Interview II Segment 16

Attending grammar school
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