Mass removal ("evacuation")

On March 2, 1942, Public Proclamation No. 1 began to appear on telephone poles and buildings. This was the first official notice Japanese Americans had of their immediate removal from the West Coast. The notices stated that they had six or seven days to prepare, and were to take only what they could carry. They were not told where they would be taken. People rushed to sell or store, in one week, property and belongings acquired over a lifetime. Some families tucked their valuables away in their attic or basement and locked the door, hoping to return soon. On the appointed "evacuation" day, thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

Mass removal ("evacuation") (61)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Final Report, Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast, 1942 (book)

61 items
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 25 (December 22, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 25 (December 22, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-51)
Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-24, B 1-16, and C 1-4. Selected article titles: "'Evacuation' JACL Statement and Command Decision" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-7), "Nisei Actors Come of Age" (p. A-8), "Chronology of War Relocation Authority Activities" (pp. A-22-A-23), and "JACL vs. Lechner" (pp. B-15-B-16).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 3 (July 21, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 3 (July 21, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-29)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Comments on Evacuation Series" (p. 1), "Akiji Yoshimura's Job as Liaison Chairman for 'Issei Story' Described" (p. 1), "Federal Gov't. Moves to End Housing Bias in Nation's Capital" (p. 1), and "Nevada's New Commission of Equal Rights of Citizens Starts Study of Racial Problems; Negroes Feel Mild ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 10 (September 3, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 10 (September 3, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-35)
Selected article titles: "Revised WW2 History Becomes Japanese Foreign Policy Issue" (pp. 1, 8), "Lobbying Effort Sought to Keep 5th Preference in Immigrant Law" (pp. 1, 8), "After 40 Yrs., Fresno Bee Takes New Stand on WW2 Evacuation" (p. 2), and "From Happy Valley: In Praise of Issei Women" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 9 (March 1, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 9 (March 1, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-9)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: Senator Inouye vs. Cloture" (pp. 1-2), "Fruitful Interim Board Meeting Ends" (pp. 1, 4), "Why I Am Not a JACLer" (p. 2), and "By the Board: Sansei Embarrassed by Evacuation" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 19 (May 15, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 19 (May 15, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-19)
Selected article titles: "Japan Names Nikkei Honorees" (p. 1), "Asian Groups Vow to Prevent Future 'Vincent Chin' Cases" (pp. 1, 8), "Government Still Denies Constitutional Violations, Author Drinnon Says" (pp. 1, 3), and "Jennings: AA Journalists Can Link Cultures" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 15 (April 21, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 15 (April 21, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-15)
Selected article titles: "Invitation to Foreign Minister Protested" (p.1), "Melting-Pot Theory Subtle Form of Bias, Methodist Bishops Told" (p.1), "'Computerized Buddhism' Ambitious Goal of N.Y. Institute on Religions" (p.3), "NBC Schoked by 55 Hate Calls in Ten Minutes" (p.6).
doc "Seabiscuit Rededication" speech by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-17)
Speech entitled "Seabiscuit Rededication" by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (September 23, 1991). Speech was given at the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, California.
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-5)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-5)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing mass removal and the need to sell their car. Also included, a document for the lost title and registration cards.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 95, No. 15 (October 8, 1982) (ddr-pc-54-40)
Selected article titles: "Government Used Census Data to Intern Nikkei, Says Toland" (pp. 1, 5), "Journalists Trade Views After U.S.-Japan Exchange Program" (p. 2), "East Wind: A 'Rashomon' View of Nisei Week Queens" (p. 5), and "Seattle Church Heads for Japan Museum" (p. 6).
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. 53, No. 24 (December 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 24 (December 15, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-50)
Selected article titles: "Washington Newsletter: American Image of Japan" (p. 1), "Final Report of U.S. Civil Rights Commission Urges All Branches of Government to Exert More Effort and Leadership Against Bias" (p. 1), "American Legion Press Release Recalls Hysteria Against Nisei in Pearl Harbor Feature; Tells of Heroism and Loyalty During War" (p. 3), and ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 1 (July 7, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 1 (July 7, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-27)
Selected article titles: "TV Station Apologizes for Anti-Nisei Film" (p. 1), "Senate Passes Bill to Allow Issei Widow to Remain in U.S., Was to Be Deported" (p. 1), "'Command Decision': Evacuation, Part 6" (p. 1), and "Nisei Americans Show Interest in Visit of Prime Minister Ikeda to Washington; Japan Recognized as Hope in Far East ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 20 (November 11, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 20 (November 11, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-45)
Select article titles: "SJR 20 wins in close race" (p. 1); "Coordinator of House tribute to Nisei veterans to be guest at MIS reunion" (p. 1); "Retired Chief Justice Gibson labels Evacuation as black page in history" (p. 2); "New Yorker article on Evacuation cited" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 19 (May 9, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 68, No. 19 (May 9, 1969) (ddr-pc-41-19)
Select article titles: "Kleindienst's alleged remarks on detention camp dismays Inouye" (p. 1); "JACL letter to Inouye on Title II repeal placed into Congressional Record" (p. 1); "Teachers realize AJA community not all docile, of diverse views" (p. 1); "'Orientals in America' ethnic course initiated at UCLA; JACLer to appear as guest panelist next week ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 11 (September 10, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 11 (September 10, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-36)
Selected article titles: "Congress Repeals Evacuation Law" (p. 1), "VFW Urges Reparations" (p. 1), "Evacuees Perpetuate Gov. Carr" (pp. 1, 3), and "From the Frying Pan: Gov. Carr Memorial" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2046 (June 8,  1979) (ddr-pc-51-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2046 (June 8, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-22)
Select article titles: "Ruled as 'Adequate Rep' in Class Action Suit vs. WSU" (pp. 1, 5), "Plaque Dedicated at Tule Lake Campsite" (p. 1), "JACL Suports Boycott of Squibb to Fight 'Opium'" (pp. 1, 7), and "Echoes from Shiroyama: Kashiwabara: Was the Evacuation Good or Bad?" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 23 (June 9, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 23 (June 9, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-23)
Selected article titles: "'Command Decision': Evacuation, Part 2" (p. 1), "Memorial Day Rites at Golden Gate Taped for Japan TV" (p. 3), and "Sacramento JACL Wins Nisei Olympics, Four Lightweight Division Records Broken" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 25 (June 23, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 25 (June 23, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-25)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Six Cases of Interest to Nisei" (p. 1), "'Command Decision': Evacuation, Part 4" (p. 1), "Nisei Rasslers Making Big Hit in Japan, Great Togo and Toshi Togo Attracting Fans" (p. 2), and "Nebraska Anti-Miscegenation Law Bothers Omaha JACL, Seek Repeal" (p. 3).
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