The Japanese American Citizens League

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) was organized in the late 1920s by a small group of young, professional nisei in response to the anti-Japanese fervor of the times. The organization was decidedly patriotic and dealt with discrimination by emphasizing American citizenship, loyalty, and assimilation. Because of their ideology, JACL members were recruited by the military to assist in carrying out the "evacuation" orders, and they urged Japanese Americans to cooperate with the government. The group inspired strong, mixed feelings among Japanese Americans during this time. However, in the years following the war, the JACL regained much of its former support by successfully overturning many legal barriers for Japanese Americans.

The Japanese American Citizens League (1231)

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Warren Furutani, Japanese American Citizens League, Saburo Kido, James Sakamoto, Masao Satow, Walter Tsukamoto, Edison Uno

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1986 JACL National Convention kickoff dinner (ddr-densho-10-28)
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Caption on reverse: "To Cherry - 21A / E. Sato / Kickoff dinner Hyatt Regency Chicago / Monday, July 21, 1986."
JACL Convention (ddr-densho-18-44)
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The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Convention outside the Jackson Building in Seattle's Nihonmachi.
National JACL Conference (ddr-densho-18-47)
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Attendees of the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Conference stand in front of the King County Courthouse at 3rd Avenue and James Street.
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