Hearings

The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) was created on July 30, 1980, by an act of Congress. The CWRIC was formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies. Hearings were conducted by the CWRIC in 20 cities across the nation beginning in 1981. Testimonies of former camp inmates given at these hearings -- along with exhaustive research -- provided the basis for the CWRIC report 'Personal Justice Denied.' These hearings were the turning point of the redress movement. Former opponents of redress were won over after the hearings. The often emotional testimony was also a catharsis for the Japanese American community, as many former incarceration camp survivors spoke of their experience in public for the first time.

Hearings (101)

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
Selected article titles: "Hearing on Aleut Redress Slated" (p. 1), "Seabrook: A Story of Resilience" (pp. 1, 8), "History Students Get First-Hand Account of Japanese American WW2 Experience" (p. 3), and "The PC Editor Search" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No.  9 (March 7, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 9 (March 7, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-9)
Selected article titles: "Solidarity Stressed at L.A. DOR" (pp. 1, 12), "H.R. 442 Hearings to Be Rescheduled" (p. 1), "East Wind: U.S.-Japan Relations (Part 2)" (p. 4), and "DOR Rekindles Interest in Redress" (p. 12).
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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 10 (September 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 10 (September 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-35)
Edition contains Scholarship Supplement, A-D, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "'Little Girl in Picture' Nets House Co-Sponsor" (p. 1), "NCJAR Asks Supreme Court to Review Suit" (pp. 1, 7), "East Wind: Meanwhile, Up in Canada" (p. 4), and "Preventive Measures Urged to Curb Violence" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
Selected article titles: "Apr. 28 New Date for Hearings" (p. 1), "Researcher Takes Issue with Anti-Bilingual Ballot Arguments" (pp. 3, 7), "East Wind: Japanese Peruvians, Part II" (p. 4), and "By the Board: Who's at the Helm?" (p. 5).
William Marutani Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-44-18)
vh William Marutani Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-44-18)
The impact of the commission hearings on non-Japanese Americans

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to ...

Testimony Guidelines (ddr-densho-67-131)
doc Testimony Guidelines (ddr-densho-67-131)
This document was produced by the Japanese American Citizens League's National Committee for Redress.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 17 (May 2, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 17 (May 2, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-17)
Selected article titles: "House Panel Hears Opposing Sides in Redress Issue" (p. 1, 8), "Inada: The Joys of JA Literature" (pp. 1, 11), and "Moshi Moshi: Love in Old Japan" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 19 (May 16, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 19 (May 16, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-19)
Selected article titles: "Conferees Examine Possible Causes of Prejudice and Violence Against Asians" (pp. 1, 11), "Cliff's Corner: Dangerous Legislation" (p. 5), "Navajo, JA Relocations Differ" (p. 5), and "More Highlights of H.R. 442 Hearing" (pp. 8-9).
Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 12, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-31)
doc Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 12, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-31)
Schedule for the Public Hearing in San Francisco, California by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 12, 1981).
Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 11, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-30)
doc Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 11, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-30)
Schedule for the Public Hearing in San Francisco, California by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 11, 1981).
Soul Corner cartoon about Tsuyako
doc Soul Corner cartoon about Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (ddr-janm-4-3)
Xerox copy of a Soul Corner cartoon about Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima sharing her experience in camp during World War Two.
Mailgram to Tsuyako
doc Mailgram to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (ddr-janm-4-4)
Western Union Mailgram to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima regarding her testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation.
Chiye Tomihiro Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-93-7)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-93-7)
Getting people to testify at the Chicago hearings

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one ...

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