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 This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and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 (812)

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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Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-192)
img Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-192)
Event: President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Caption on reverse: "Grayce Uyehara; Mollie Fujioka, Mae Takahashi, Cherry Kinoshita."
Group at SeaTac Airport on the way to the ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-183)
img Group at SeaTac Airport on the way to the ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-183)
Caption on reverse: "Jeff Itami, Clarence Nishizu, Tom Shimasaki, Meriko Mori (back), Judy Niizawa, Mollie Fujioka."
Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-186)
img Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-186)
Event: President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Caption on reverse: "Rayburn Bldg. Frank Iritani, Tom Shimasaki, Wayne Kimura, Charles Nagao."
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-10-185)
img People at the ceremony for the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-185)
Caption on reverse: "Rayburn Bldg. hallway waiting for Mineta luncheon. L-R: Meriko Mori, Ruth Hashimoto, Gene Takamine, Homer Yasui, Mae Takahashi, ?, Tom Shimasaki, Charles Nagao, Mollie Fujioka."
Scene at a redress event (ddr-densho-10-19)
img Scene at a redress event (ddr-densho-10-19)
Caption on banner: "Redress - Personal Justice Restored."
Taiko performance, redress celebration (ddr-densho-10-106)
img Taiko performance, redress celebration (ddr-densho-10-106)
Caption on reverse: "Redress celebration - Sept. 1988, NVC Hall, Taiko Group."
Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-189)
img Luncheon for Congressman Mineta (ddr-densho-10-189)
Event: President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Caption on reverse: "Rayburn Bldg. Betty Waki, Bob Sakaguchi, Meriko Mori."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
Select article titles: "CL renews Hawaii statehood plea: Far East aspect of U.S. foreign policy would be strengthened by admission" (p. 1); Canadian Nisei patato grower protest dumping of U.S. spud surplus in Canada" (p. 1); "100 Million in Japan by '64 May 'Blow off Roof'" (p. 2); "San Jose-Okayama become sister cities" (p. 2); "Jefferson …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 3 (January 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 3 (January 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-3)
Selected article titles: "Garden Grove citizen group protests purchase of home by naval officer" (p. 1); "Refugees from Hungary Aided by Oregon Nisei" (p. 1); Over 3,500 Japanese Admitted to U.S. Under Refugee Relief Act" (p. 1); "Yas Abiko critically injured in auto acciedentl doctors report condition fair" (p. 1); "Future of Far East Seen in …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
Select article titles: "'Family hardship' immigration bill OK" (p. 1); "85th Congress in Historic Passage of Civiil Rights Measure" (p. 2); "Formal complaint alleging 200 L.A. frims discriminate in employement lodged by ADL" (p. 6); "White House official Max Rabb to address Tokyo Nisei parley" (p. 8); "Ex.-Oregon Governor Scores Evacuation as 'Unconstitutional'" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
Select article titles: "TV Critic says Anti-Nisei Films Should be Junked" (p. 1); Aliens seeking adjustment of residence status allowed trips to U.S. possessions; Japanese circus performer can visit Hawaii" (p. 1); Library Named in Memory of Ex-Calif. Issei" (p. 2); "U.S.-Japan gov't cooperation assured for Nisei businessman's international confab" (p. 2); Hawaiian students gather material …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 5 (August 2, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 5 (August 2, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-31)
Select article titles: "Protest envoy acceptance of 'Jap' Text of 'Night Beat' interview on use of word 'Jap': Ambassador Matsudaira doesn't care; professor dislikes term" (p. 1); "JACL calls on senators to reject further substantive change to civil rights bill; 'heart of House-passed measure cut out" (p. 1); "Dinner honoring ex-Gov. Sprague set for Aug. 25" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 16 (April 18, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 16 (April 18, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-16)
Select article titles: "Senate urged to return all wartime vested property" (p.1); "New York's law first in nation banning racial, religious bias in private housing" (p.1); "Old Japan custom prevails: wife cashes stolen checks at insistence of husband" (p.2) Starting in No. 13, the volume number in the header changes from 46 to 26. This printing …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 4 (January 24, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 4 (January 24, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-4)
Select article titles: " U.S. 'cannot afford moral, economic, and international cost' of racial prejudice in its labor force, Nixon declares" (p. 1); "East Los Angeles CLers eye 10th year as banner winner" (p. 3); "Blind poultryman installed president of Yellowstone JACL at hilarious affair" (p. 4); "73 more claimants awarded evacuation pay in November" (p. …
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