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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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Social plan for minority groups (an excerpt from letter of O.D. Richardson)

An excerpt from a letter by O.D. Richardson, "A Social Plan for Minority Groups." Richardson provides a list of fourteen activities to avoid in order for social minorities to integrate culturally with Americans. Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9046. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
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Sociology essay

Sociology essay written by Mac Ishida for a class assignment at Tri-State High School at Tule Lake incarceration camp. Covers racial issues and discrimination against minority groups. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1918
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Nonfiction

[Library department of the Tule Lake Seinen Dan]

A description of the library, numbering at around 5,000 volumes, at Tule Lake Camp. Describes staffing, rules, circulation, and membership. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0063
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National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn present day of remembrance

A flyer for a tribute to Michi Weglyn and her book "Years of Infamy," on February 21, 1998. The event was put on by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn. The flyer includes acknowledgements and a schedule of events. See this object in the California State …
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Years of infamy: the untold story of America's concentration camps

A listing for Michi Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy" from 1998 on Amazon.com. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_010
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Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, December 3, 1992

A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin about some books that Weglyn is interested in. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_015
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[Graduation speech by Michi Weglyn]

A graduation speech by Michi Weglyn explaining why she wrote "Years of Infamy." She also discusses Japanese American and Japanese Latin American internment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_019
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