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Title: Chizuko Norton Interview
Narrator: Chizuko Norton
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: April 27, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-nchizuko-01-0040

CN: Oh, I... it was exciting as well as forcing us to go over it another time. And this time we were free to let our anger out. Whereas the very first time, the anger was just too much, and we couldn't even quite understand why this was happening and what the fallout of this would be so we kept the anger under control. And, but during the commission hearings and all that, all this came out and people were able to freely talk about theirs and their friends' experiences and reactions. And so, the JACL was... many people felt that they didn't do enough to protect the Japanese during and leading up to World War II and after, but, well, maybe I shouldn't say after, but during, I mean. But after, certainly they came through with flying colors, and they will continue to really work very hard for civil rights for everyone.

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