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Cross-racial relations

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 24 (December 12, 1986)

Selected article titles: "Family, Friends Remember: Yasui Services Held in Oregon Birthplace" (pp. 1-2), "Gov't Seeks Dismissal: Rights Groups Pledge Support for Yasui Case" (pp. 1, 6), and "Black-Asian Dispute: No Agreement Reached After D.C. 'Summit'" (pp. 1, 5).
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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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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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Hatsu Mochizuki

Oral history interview with Hatsu Mochizuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mochizuki, Hatsu
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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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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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Elementary school class


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Children and young adult

Obon Festival- Dancers

Black and white photographic print of six Obon dancers posing for the camera holding small Japanese and American flags. From left to right: Eddie Tamiyasu, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Jean (Tsujimura) Takashima, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okasaki, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando. Obon is an annual event hosted …
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 116, No. 18 (May 7, 1993)

Select article titles: "Teaching Internment" (p. 1); "Japanese American exhibit still on view at Smithsonian" (p. 3); "The Nisei legacy" (p. 8).
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