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 This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and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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George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
Mamoru Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-21)
doc Mamoru Masuda interview (ddr-csujad-6-21)
Oral history interview with Mamoru Masuda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASUDA_MAMORU
Izumi Taniguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-31)
doc Izumi Taniguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-31)
Oral history interview with Izumi Taniguchi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANIGUCHI_IZUMI
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, October 22, 1986 (ddr-csujad-24-49)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, October 22, 1986 (ddr-csujad-24-49)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she describes a conversation she had with Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_008
Michi N. Weglyn, 72, advocate for interned Japanese-Americans (ddr-csujad-24-126)
doc Michi N. Weglyn, 72, advocate for interned Japanese-Americans (ddr-csujad-24-126)
An obituary for Michi Weglyn written by Eric Page with a note from Kimmie Ito written on it. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_011
JA community mourns death of historian and activist Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-129)
doc JA community mourns death of historian and activist Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-129)
An obituary of Michi Weglyn written by her lifelong friend Sachi W. Seko and published in "Pacific Citizen," the newspaper of the Japanese American Citizens league (JACL). The article is an emotional tribute to Weglyn and a vivid description of the end of her life. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to the Office of Redress Administration, June 4, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-74)
doc Letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to the Office of Redress Administration, June 4, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-74)
A letter from Cedrick M. Shimo 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_008
Letter from George Yamada (ddr-csujad-24-61)
doc Letter from George Yamada (ddr-csujad-24-61)
A letter from George Yamada about a publication called Rikka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_04_003
Remembering Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-131)
doc Remembering Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-131)
An obituary of Michi Weglyn written by her lifelong friend Sachi W. Seko and published in Japanese American newspaper "Rafu Shimpo" on April 27, 1999. The article is an emotional tribute to Weglyn and a vivid description of the end of her life. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
Michi Weglyn: 'Japanese American's conscience' (ddr-csujad-24-128)
doc Michi Weglyn: 'Japanese American's conscience' (ddr-csujad-24-128)
An obituary for Michi Weglyn published in "Rafu Shimpo" on Thursday, April 29, 1999. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_013
Letter to Michi Weglyn, February 26, 1979 (ddr-csujad-24-65)
doc Letter to Michi Weglyn, February 26, 1979 (ddr-csujad-24-65)
A letter to Michi Weglyn about efforts to get signatories to an open letter to U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa, criticizing his public defense of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. The author discusses their relationship with George Takei and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-60)
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, ...
U.S. Department of Justice Form (ddr-csujad-29-18)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Form (ddr-csujad-29-18)
Form to Department of Justice. Claim for damage to or loss of real personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry. Ernest Yamada, applicant. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1949_M01
Issei men waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-36)
img Issei men waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-26-36)
This ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Hall honored five Issei, all at least 100 years old, and presented them with their redress checks.
Issei man waiting to receive his redress checks (ddr-densho-26-38)
img Issei man waiting to receive his redress checks (ddr-densho-26-38)
This ceremony at the Nisei Veterans Hall honored five Issei, all at least 100 years old, and presented them with their redress checks.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 25 (June 27, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 25 (June 27, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-25)
Edition contains Travel Section, TS 1-4, between pages 6 and 7. Selected article titles: "'Victory in Sight,' Congressmen Tell Redress Supporters" (pp. 1, 8), "JA Groups Support Navajo Cause" (pp. 1, 10), "Japanese Australian Colonies 'Discovered': Australian Relates WW2 Heroics of Nisei Divers Raiding Manila Bay" (TS 3), and "Breaking Down Barriers" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 22 (June 6, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 22 (June 6, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-22)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Will Receive College Diploma--44 Years Later" (pp. 1, 8), "Governor Seeking Support for Redress" (p. 1), "Camp Memorial to Be Dedicated" (p. 2), and "Program to Provide Help for Mail-Order, Servicemen's Wives" (pp. 3, 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 5 (August 1, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-30)
Selected article titles: "Case for Aleut Redress Presented" (pp. 1, 8), "JCCCNC Officially Opens Doors" (p. 1), "Nisei Week Events Scheduled" (p. 2), and "House Passes 'Jpn' Resolution" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 2 (July 11, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 2 (July 11, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-27)
Edition contains Candidates for National JACL Office Supplement, A-D, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "Chicago Convention Honorees Named" (pp. 1-2), "LEC Update: Getting the Word Out" (p. 4), and "The $200,000 Question" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 11 (March 21, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 11 (March 21, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-11)
Selected article titles: "Sansei Give Behind-the-Scenes Account of U.S.-Japan Trade Talks" (pp. 1, 8), "From the Frying Pan: Return to Heart Mountain" (p. 5), and "442 Officer Promotes Redress" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 6 (February 14, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 6 (February 14, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-6)
Selected article titles: "Hirabayashi Verdict Reached" (pp. 1, 8), "Colorado Rep Backs H.R. 442" (p. 1), "Remark on Onizuka Protested" (p. 1), and "Bill to Eliminate 'Jap' Proposed" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 7 (August 15, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 7 (August 15, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-32)
Selected article titles: "Chicago-Area Republican Persuaded to Support House Redress Legislation" (p. 1), "Figures Released on Asian Elderly" (pp. 1, 8), "Oral History of JA Farmer Published" (pp 3, 5), and "From the Frying Pan: Stamping Out Slurs" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 9 (August 29, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 9 (August 29, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-34)
Selected article titles: "H.R. 442 Co-Sponsor: Levine: U.S. Should Pay JA Internees" (pp. 1-2), "Bigotry Against Nikkei Persists, Mineta Warns" (p. 3), "Delegation from Japan Marks Anniversary of Doll Exchange" (p. 3), and "JACL Convention Photo Album" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 18 (May 9, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 18 (May 9, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-18)
Selected article titles: "Emotions Run High at House Hearing" (pp. 1, 7), "Reagan Administration Opposes Bill" (pp. 1, 7), "Internment Recalled in Calif. Desert" (pp. 1, 10), and "Scholar to Speak on Picture Brides' Story" (p. 2).
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