Public schools

Nisei (second-generation) children attended public schools alongside children of other races, although schools in Nihonmachi (Japantown) neighborhoods were overwhelmingly Japanese ethnically. Since Japanese was usually spoken at home, many Nisei learned to speak English in public school. In Seattle, people fondly remember the Bailey Gatzert elementary school whose white principal remained in touch with her students after they were taken to the camps. The Japanese Americans who would have graduated from high school and college in spring 1942 were removed to camps before they could complete the year and attend commencement.

Public schools (130)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Gentlemen's Agreement, McKinley High School

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
Select article titles: "School desegregation order of high court hailed by JACL" (p.1); "Two held for death of Chicago Nisei, police admit delay for medical help" (p.2)
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1008-4-3)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1008-4-3)
Comparing education in the United States and Japan

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.

Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-63-6)
vh Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-63-6)
Attending Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and the Japanese language school in Seattle, Washington
Masao Watanabe Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-103-7)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-103-7)
Attending Central grammar school and Broadway high school, Seattle

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-98-5)
vh Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-98-5)
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, performances at the Nippon Kan Theatre
Henry Katsumi Fujita (ddr-csujad-23-9)
img Henry Katsumi Fujita (ddr-csujad-23-9)
Sunset Studio (Petaluma, California) portrait of Henry Katsumi Fujita upon his graduation from Petaluma High School in June 1925. He was born on July 4, 1908 in Salinas, California where his parents worked on the Spreckels sugar beet farm. He was 16 years of age when this graduation photo was taken. The portrait is signed by ...
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 8th from left. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student with their graduation year in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed at the bottom.
Kawamoto family photograph album (ddr-densho-359-207)
img Kawamoto family photograph album (ddr-densho-359-207)
This family photograph album includes photos covering many subjects including school classes, weddings, farming, vacations and mountain climbing.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 7th from right. On the back of the photograph each student has signed their name in correspondence to their position in the photograph.
Leland School 8th grade class (ddr-densho-359-226)
img Leland School 8th grade class (ddr-densho-359-226)
Group photograph of the 8th grade class of Leland School. Pictured from left to right Ella Taylor, Rodger Ramsay, Margaret Ramsey, Donald Numberg, Alice Kawamoto, Billie Stout, and Violet Cunningham.
Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-221)
img Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-221)
Written below the photograph in the ablum "Leland School - 1931".
Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-208)
img Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-208)
Caption written below photograph in album "Leland School 4th grade 1927".
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
Select article titles: "'Red' smear over Hawaii statehood refuted by CL; anti-Nisei editorial in Oklahoma slammed by senator" (p. 1); "Anti-Japanese bigotry injected by Tulsa editorial fighting Hawaiian statehood" (p. 1); "House surveying Japanese Labor Program in Cal." (p. 1); "1st Nisei 'reported killed' in Korea very healthy, re-enlists for 6 years" (p. 1); "Sponsors seek ...
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