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 This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and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.

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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

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Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1007-3-4)
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Facing challenges finding sponsors for a redress bill

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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
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An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
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An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, …
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-461-18)
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Role during the redress movement: spending times in smaller communities and local chapters of the JACL
Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 41 (ddr-densho-1000-138-41)
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Reflections on the passage of the redress legislation: "I was so surprised"

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct …

Ronald Ikejiri Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-461-13)
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Working for the Japanese American Citizens League during the early days of the redress movement
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-461-14)
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An important meeting of the four Nikkei senators and congressmen
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-461-19)
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The role of the media during the time of the redress movement
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-461-15)
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Mike Masaoka's role in the early days of the redress movement
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-461-16)
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The challenges of working with different factions in the fight for redress
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-461-21)
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The important roles of individuals during the redress movement
John Tateishi Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-469-18)
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Key factors leading to the passage of the redress legislation: public opinion, community support
Henry Miyatake Interview VI Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-58-16)
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Rep. Mike Lowry attempts to push the "Seattle Plan" legislation through Congress
John Tateishi Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-469-14)
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Meeting with an influential White House advisor during the redress movement
John Tateishi Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-469-17)
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The challenges of lobbying members of Congress during the redress movement
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