Redress and reparations

In the late 1960s, Japanese Americans began to revisit the history of the exclusion and incarceration period in order to seek justice for their suffering and ensure that no such wrong would ever be committed again. Years of effort by community activists, politicians, academics, and other supporters culminated on August 10, 1988, with the signing of the Civil Liberties Act by President Ronald Reagan. This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and the creation of a federal fund for research and education about the incarceration.

Redress and reparations (543)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, Emergency Detention Act, Title II of the Internal Security Act of 1950, Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, William Hohri, Bill Hosokawa, Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act, Yuri Kochiyama, Magic cables, Kazuo Masuda, Robert Matsui, Spark Matsunaga, Norman Mineta, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress, James Omura, Redress movement, Termination of Executive Order 9066, Mary Tsukamoto, Edison Uno, Clifford Uyeda

543 items
Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-188)
img Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-188)
Event: President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Caption on reverse: "Rayburn Bldg. Jerry Enomoto, Ruth Hashimoto, True Yasui."
People at the ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-193)
img People at the ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-193)
Caption on reverse: "Old Exec. Off. Bldg. Shig Wakamatsu, Homer Yasui, Bryan Matsui, Doris Matsui, True Yasui, Pat Okura, Helen Hayashi (Mineta's aide San Jose)."
Ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-181)
img Ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-181)
Caption on reverse: "Old Exec. Office Bldg., John Hayashi, Rochelle Wandzura, Rita Takahashi, Ron Wakabayashi, Bob Sakaguchi, Beorge Baba."
Ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-195)
img Ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-195)
Caption on reverse: "Old Exec. Office Bldg. June Masuda Goto, Denny Yasuhara, Grayce Uyehara, Cherry Kinoshita, Jerry Enomoto."
Mike Masaoka book signing table (ddr-densho-10-171)
img Mike Masaoka book signing table (ddr-densho-10-171)
Event: President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 15 (October 10, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 15 (October 10, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-40)
Selected article titles: "MDC Reparations Survey" (pp. 1, 3), "Sen. Inouye Explains Final Lesson to Be Learned from Watergate Trauma" (p. 1), "Editorials: A Battered Manzanar Plaque" (p. 2), and "Ye Editor's Desk: Other Thoughts on the Visit" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 25 (June 27, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 25 (June 27, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-25)
Selected article titles: "JACL--Special Board Meeting: Opening Topics on Agenda Heated" (pp. 1-2), "Evacuee Reparations Theme of John Dean Speech at JACL-TDC" (p. 1), and "Book Review: Two Important Bibliographies" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 10 (September 5, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 10 (September 5, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-35)
Selected article titles: "Rice Bill Seeks Lower Prices" (p. 1), "Gila River Camp High School Grads Hold 30-Year Reunion, Eye 1980 Meet" (p. 1), "Potshots: Hard Working Chapters" (p. 2), and "Plain Speaking: Reparations Campaign" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2048 (June 22, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2048 (June 22, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-24)
Selected article titles: "1980 Census Plans Thorough Coverage" (pp. 1, 4), "Addabbo Law Amendment Near Passage" (p. 1), "Wendy's Conviction Upheld" (pp. 1-2), and "Down to Earth: 'Political Realities' for the Nisei" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2053 (July 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2053 (July 27, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-29)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Responds to 'Save the Boat People' Campaign" (p. 1), "In the Last 100 Years: Estimate 905,000 Japanese Emigrated" (p. 1), "Guest Speaker: A 'No-No' Segregee" (pp. 4, 9), and "Nisei in Japan: Yankee Samurai Here and Now" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2031 (February 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2031 (February 23, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-7)
Selected article titles: "S.I. Would Back Efforts to Undo Curfew Rulings" (p. 1), "'College Nisei' Update Calling on Evacuees Not Questioned Before" (p. 2), "Calif. Legislature Condemns EO 9066" (p. 3), and "From the Frying Pan: Florida's Issei Colony" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2056 (August 17, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2056 (August 17, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-32)
Selected article titles: "Issei Naturalization Class Reactivating" (p. 1), "Job Bias Cases by Japanese Firms in U.S. Viewed" (p. 1), "Assemblyman Mori's Day of Remembrance Bill Signed" (p. 1), and "Question and Answer Fact Sheet: Didn't Pearl Harbor Justify Your Detention?" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2064 (October 12, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2064 (October 12, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-40)
Selected article titles: "114 Co-Sponsor HR 5499, Internment Commission Bill" (p. 1), "Assemblyman Mori Bill Solves Problem Cited by Nikkei Farmer" (p. 1), "Down to Earth: Relief in Sight" (p. 2), and "Redress Phase 2: HR 5499 in the Hopper" (pp. 4, 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2033 (March 9, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2033 (March 9, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-9)
Selected article titles: "JACL Drafting Bill for Redress Commission" (pp. 1, 4), "Hayakawa Aides See Boss as 'Superficial'" (p. 1, 8), "Travel Agency Owner Ordered to Pay Restitution to Victims" (p. 2), and "From Happy Valley: Chill of 1942" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2049 (June 29, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2049 (June 29, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-25)
Selected article titles: "Wendy Seeks Public Support" (p. 1), "Dr. Edmund Jung Wins Bias Case" (p. 1), "13 Asians Cultures Featured at Heritage Week" (p. 3), and "Calif. Columnist Raps Hayakawa for Failing to Understand Redress" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 11 (September 12, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 11 (September 12, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-36)
Selected article titles: "Deukmejian Announces Opposition to Prop. 63" (p. 1), "'Compensate Victims': Illinois Gov. Backs Redress" (p. 1), and "East Wind: A Lesson in Linguistics: Notes on 'Nikkei'" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 6 (August 9, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 6 (August 9, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-31)
Selected article titles: "Population in World Casts Dim U.S. Future" (pp. 1, 6), "Reparations for Evacuees Still High on JACL Priority" (p. 1), "Sen. Daniel Inouye: On World Population" (pp. 2, 5), and "Kiyoshi Hirano: Dubbed Stockton's Henry Kissinger, He Negotiates Return of Temple Bell" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 13 (September 27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 13 (September 27, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-38)
Selected article titles: "Reparations Bill Offered, Taps Reversion Funds" (p. 1), "Hawaii Politics: See Five Nikkei in Line for Five Top Demo Nominations" (p. 1), and "Merriam to List 'Jap' in '75 Issue of Collegiate" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 7 (February 19, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-7)
Selected article titles: "EO 9066 Proclaimed 40 Years Ago" (pp. 1-2), "Immigration Raids to Continue; Ten Aliens Voluntarily Go Home" (pp. 1, 8), "Redress Phase 3: Remembering 9066" (p. 2), and "School Discipline in Tokyo Falling" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 25 (December 17, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 25 (December 17, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-50)
Selected article titles: "Matsui Chides Hayakawa for Dec. 7 Anti-Redress Speech" (p. 1), "U.S.-Japan Trade: Showdown Nears" (pp. 1, 4), "A-Bomb Survivors to Seek Hibakusha Research Bill" (p. 2), and "From the Frying Pan: Niihau: Bizarre Episode of WWII" (p. 5).
API