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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 This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and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 (813)

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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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John Tateishi Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-469-13)
vh John Tateishi Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-469-13)
Collecting materials for a key meeting with President Reagan
Masao Watanabe Segment 49 (ddr-densho-1000-103-49)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 49 (ddr-densho-1000-103-49)
Thoughts on redress

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Floyd Shimomura Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-466-20)
vh Floyd Shimomura Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-466-20)
An important meeting at the White House with President Ronald Reagan
Floyd Shimomura Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-466-16)
vh Floyd Shimomura Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-466-16)
The early days of redress and feelings about it within the Japanese American Citizens League
Floyd Shimomura Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-466-17)
vh Floyd Shimomura Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-466-17)
Being part of the decision to go down the "commission road" during the redress movement
Redress!: the American promise (ddr-csujad-1-204)
doc Redress!: the American promise (ddr-csujad-1-204)
A booklet records the history of Japanese and Japanese-Americans who faced anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_04_07_001
George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
doc George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
Oral history interview with George Kiyomoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIYOMOTO_GEORGE
Takashi Tsutsui interview (ddr-csujad-6-35)
doc Takashi Tsutsui interview (ddr-csujad-6-35)
Oral history interview with Takashi Tsutsui. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TSUTSUI_TAKASHI
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Letter from Brian Tatsuo to the friends of Michi Weglyn and the NCRR members present at the Tribute to Michi meetings (ddr-csujad-24-176)
doc Letter from Brian Tatsuo to the friends of Michi Weglyn and the NCRR members present at the Tribute to Michi meetings (ddr-csujad-24-176)
A letter from Brian Tatsuo to the friends of Michi Weglyn and the NCRR members present at the Tribute to Michi meetings, in which offers a lengthy critique of the leadership of the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (NCRR), with the exception of Frank Emi. In the letter he also refers to Weglyn as "the mother of …
Michi Weglyn was noted activist who wrote redress 'bible' (ddr-csujad-24-132)
doc Michi Weglyn was noted activist who wrote redress 'bible' (ddr-csujad-24-132)
An obituary of Michi Weglyn written by Takeshi Nakayama and published in the Japanese American newspaper "Rafu Shimpo" on April 27, 1999. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_017
Certificate of Commendation to William Minoru Hohri (ddr-csujad-24-47)
doc Certificate of Commendation to William Minoru Hohri (ddr-csujad-24-47)
William Minoru Hohri was honored by the Manzanar Committee for his leadership of the class action lawsuit Hohri v. U.S., a civil suit filed against the U.S. government demanding compensation for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_006
Speeches for the Day of Remembrance celebration and tribute to Michi Weglyn, February 21, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-183)
doc Speeches for the Day of Remembrance celebration and tribute to Michi Weglyn, February 21, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-183)
Speeches for the Day of Remembrance celebration and tribute to Michi Weglyn on February 21, 1998. This includes speeches from the following people: Frank Emi, Dr. Clifford Uyeda, Dr. Art Hansen, Ayako Higihara, Toshiko Kawamoto, and Robin Kramer on behalf of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, February 17, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-16)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, February 17, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-16)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin about redress activists Aiko and Jack Herzig. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_016
Letter from Mito to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-43)
doc Letter from Mito to Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-43)
A letter from Mito to Michi Weglyn praising Frank Emi and criticizing the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_002
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-78)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-78)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she writes about doing research for the Yoshida railroad workers case. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_004
Letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to the Office of Redress Admnistration [Administration], December 4, 1990 (ddr-csujad-24-73)
doc Letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to the Office of Redress Admnistration [Administration], December 4, 1990 (ddr-csujad-24-73)
A letter from Cedrick Shimo to the Office of Redress Administration arguing that Manabi Matoba is entitled to a redress payment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_05_007
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, March 15, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-15)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, March 15, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-15)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin discussing the upcoming Pullman Conference and praising Chin for his criticisms of Japanese American journalist Bill Hosokawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_015
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, August 27, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-75)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, August 27, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-75)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which Weglyn writes about the death of her husband Walter and thanks Chin for his support. Weglyn also writes about her support for railroad and mine workers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_001
Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
doc Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
A letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn about the firing of Japanese American railroad workers during World War II. Otani describes the hardships her family went through after her father was fired by Western Pacific Railroad and the family was forced to vacate their home because it was on railroad property. See this object in …
Letter from Professor Shirely Castelnouvo to the Office of Redress Administration, June 1, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-72)
doc Letter from Professor Shirely Castelnouvo to the Office of Redress Administration, June 1, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-72)
A letter from Shirely Castelnouvo to the Office of Redress Administration arguing that John Y. Udaka is entitled to a redress payment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_05_006
Tribute to the life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-130)
doc Tribute to the life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-130)
An announcement for a tribute to Michi Weglyn, organized by her friends in San Francisco. The following people are listed as hosts of the event: Clifford Uyeda, Kiku Funabiki, Wayne M. Collins, Kenji G. Taguma, Rosalyn Tonai, Toshiko Kawamoto, Grace Shimizu, Fumie Shimada, Mits Koshiyama, Jean Ishibashi, Audee Kochiyama-Holman. See this object in the California State …
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-59)
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, …
Postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office to Mr. Sadatsuka Hamada, June 28, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-300)
doc Postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office to Mr. Sadatsuka Hamada, June 28, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-300)
A postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office in Los Angeles, California to Sadatsuka Hamada in Compton, California, regarding reparation application. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_06_15_002
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