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 This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and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 (607)

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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 1 (July 6-13, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 1 (July 6-13, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-26)
Select article titles: "Draft Resisters React Favorably to Resolution"(p.1);"Redress Eligibility Process for WWII Nisei Servicemen Explained"(p.1);"Recent Immigrants Strain Chinatown's Resources"(p.2); "L.A. Unified School District Dedicates Its First Japanese American Named School"(p.3); "Resolution 13: To Heal the Community's Wartime Wounds"(p.6).
Pacific citizen, Vol. 111, No. 20 (December 21-28, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-45)
doc Pacific citizen, Vol. 111, No. 20 (December 21-28, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-45)
Select article titles: "Against All Odds: The Japanese American's Campaign for Redress"(p.A-3);"Loyalty of Japanese Americans Surveyed for FDR in October '41; sees 'No Problem'"(p.B-1);"$4,300,000 Committed to 10 Capital Projects, and to 25 Program and Activities from Redress"(p.A-18).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 18 (May 11, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 18 (May 11, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-18)
Select article titles: "Seattle Redress Workshop Draws Record Crowd"(p.1); "JACL Testifies on Employer Sanctions in Immigration Law"(p.1); "Bush Signs Bill Keeping Tabs on Hate Crimes Climb"(p.3); "Pacific American Ballet Theatre's 'Winter War' Ready for California Premiere"(p.5).
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.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 17 [20] (November 16, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-45)
img Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 17 [20] (November 16, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-45)
Selected article titles: "Most redress supporters re-elected to House" (p. 1), "Election results generally pleasing" (p. 1), "Nikkei Republicans expect good things" (p. 1), "Sato: Nikkei largely absent among national leaders" (p. 2), "Women of color obtaining political power despite odds" (p. 2), "Climbing corporate ladder easier with collective action" (p. 3), "Hayakawa says Quaker organization ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 13 [16] (October 19, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-41)
img Pacific Citizen, Vol. 99, No. 13 [16] (October 19, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-41)
Selected article titles: "JACL files brief supporting class action suit" (p. 1), "Bilingual ballot battle continues in Calif." (p. 1), "Funding for peace academy approved" (p. 2), "A/P 'Women warriors' honored in S.F." (p. 3), "Refugees from Kagoshima and the Nisei" (p. 5), "How to Target Issues & Problems in an Active District" (p. 6), "A ...
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
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, ...
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
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 23 [June 14, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 23 [June 14, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-23)
Select article titles: "JACL plans strategy for Pearl Harbor anniversary" (p. 1), "Illinois failing to meet Asian hiring goals" (p. 1), "Bill to protect redress passes California Senate: Clears by one vote; next step is hearings before state Assembly" (p. 1), "Korean War vets petition for change in monument's name policy" (p. 1), "JACL suggests redress ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 8 [September 20, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 8 [September 20, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-33)
Select article titles: "Five suspects are charged in Thai murders" (p. 1), "Some Asian American groups oppose Supreme Court nominee: JACL says it will wait for conclusion of hearings to issue statements" (p. 1), "Second round of redress assured by ORA official" (p. 1), "ORA changes appearance of letter of apology" (p. 1), "L.A. reapportionment fund-raiser ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 11 [October 11, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 11 [October 11, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-36)
Select article titles: "Suspect will stand trial for Arizona temple crime" (p. 1), "Redress Round 2: Payments go out in first week of October; change in letter of apology is announced" (p. 1), "JACL opposes nomination of Clarence Thomas" (p. 1), "Mineta writes media about Pearl Harbor anniversary" (p. 1), "Media swarming over Pearl Harbor" (p. ...
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 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
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 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
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-461-18)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-461-18)
Role during the redress movement: spending times in smaller communities and local chapters of the JACL
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-461-15)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-461-15)
Mike Masaoka's role in the early days of the redress movement
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-461-21)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-461-21)
The important roles of individuals during the redress movement
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-461-19)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-461-19)
The role of the media during the time of the redress movement
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
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."
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