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 (111)

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 ...
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 ...
School Portrait (ddr-densho-325-157)
img School Portrait (ddr-densho-325-157)
School portrait of one of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi's nephews.
img "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Jack Natsuhara" (ddr-densho-201-305)
Portrait of a Japanese American schoolboy. Caption on front: "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Jack Natsuhara."
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