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 (1219)

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JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-50)
img JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-50)
Cherry Kinoshita presenting plaques to Mas Fukuhara, Nisei Veterans Committee Commander, and John Ishii, MIS-NW President.
JACL-LEC Fund Drive Committee (ddr-densho-10-214)
img JACL-LEC Fund Drive Committee (ddr-densho-10-214)
Caption on reverse: "Tom Kobayashi, donated $1000 to JACL-LEC Fund Drive. Committee: Cherry Kinoshita, Bob Sato, Lloyd Hara, Tomio Moriguchi."
The 1983 United Nations' Human Rights Award presentation (ddr-densho-10-89)
img The 1983 United Nations' Human Rights Award presentation (ddr-densho-10-89)
Caption on reverse: "United Nations Assn - Human Rights Award / Dec. 10, 1983."
JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-49)
img JACL Legislative Education Committee plaque presentation at the Nisei Veterans Installation Banquet (ddr-densho-10-49)
Cherry Kinoshita presenting plaques to Mas Fukuhara, Nisei Veterans Committee Commander, and John Ishii, MIS-NW President.
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