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Steven Okazaki Collection ddr-densho-1012

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18 items
Fred Korematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1012-1)
vh Fred Korematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1012-1)
Nisei male. Born January 30, 1919, in Oakland, California. Mr. Korematsu was working as a welder in San Francisco when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After Executive Order 9066 was issued in 1942, he decided to resist the evacuation orders, and was not removed with his family. He was arrested in May of ...
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-2)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-2)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of World ...
Minoru Yasui Interview (ddr-densho-1012-3)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview (ddr-densho-1012-3)
Nisei male. Born October 19, 1916, in Hood River, Oregon. Earned a law degree from the University of Oregon law school and was practicing law prior to World War II. In 1942, deliberately defied the curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and was arrested. His case was tried, and he was sentenced to one ...
Chico Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1012-4)
vh Chico Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1012-4)
Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Family moved to the Fresno area to avoid going to camp, but was still sent to the Fresno assembly center, California. Was a member of an advance crew that went early to help set up the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage ...

Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview (ddr-densho-1012-5)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview (ddr-densho-1012-5)
Nisei female and Nisei male. Both grew up in California. During World War II, Chizuko was removed to the Santa Anita assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Ernie was removed to the Tanforan assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven ...

Dale Minami Interview I (ddr-densho-1012-6)
vh Dale Minami Interview I (ddr-densho-1012-6)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the ...
Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
vh Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the ...
Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1012-8)
vh Fred Korematsu - Kathryn Korematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1012-8)
This interview centers on the experiences of Fred Korematsu, a Nisei who challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass removal of Japanese Americans during World War II. Mr. Korematsu lost his initial legal case in 1944, but in the early 1980s, his case was reopened after the discovery of a crucial document ...
Gordon Hirabayashi - Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-9)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi - Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-9)
This interview is with Gordon Hirabayashi and his brother Jim Hirabayashi, and focuses on Gordon's World War II experiences. Gordon defied the curfew and removal orders in 1942, and was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Gordon Hirabayashi's conviction was vacated in 1986.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 ...

Gus J. Solomon Interview (ddr-densho-1012-10)
vh Gus J. Solomon Interview (ddr-densho-1012-10)
Gus J. Solomon, U.S. federal district judge from Portland, Oregon, was involved in Min Yasui's case on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union. In 1942, Min Yasui deliberately defied the curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and was arrested. His case was tried, and he was sentenced to one year in prison and ...
Janice Sakamoto - Beth Shironaka Interview (ddr-densho-1012-11)
vh Janice Sakamoto - Beth Shironaka Interview (ddr-densho-1012-11)
This interview is with two Sansei women and focuses on their experiences growing up and learning about their Nisei parents' wartime incarceration experiences.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of ...

Jim Hirabayashi - Rick Shiomi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-12)
vh Jim Hirabayashi - Rick Shiomi Interview (ddr-densho-1012-12)
This interview is with Japanese Canadian playwright Rick Shiomi and Jim Hirabayashi, brother of Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied the curfew and removal orders in 1942, and was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Gordon Hirabayashi's conviction was vacated in 1986.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business ...

Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview (ddr-densho-1012-13)
vh Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview (ddr-densho-1012-13)
This interview is with a Nisei couple who were married in 1942 and were incarcerated in the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work ...

Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1012-14)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1012-14)
Sansei female. Born 1955 in Los Angeles, CA. Grew up in Gardena, CA, surrounded by a large Japanese American community. Influenced by father's role in community and politics, and mother's emphasis on education. Attended University of California, Santa Barbara where she became increasingly aware of Japanese American history, issues of ethnic identity and racial inequality. Attended ...
Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
vh Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
Nisei female. Born February 2, 1911, and grew up in California. During World War II, removed to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in the War Relocation Authority office in San Francisco.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business. ...

Peter Irons Interview (ddr-densho-1012-16)
vh Peter Irons Interview (ddr-densho-1012-16)
White male. Born 1940 in Salem, Massachusetts. Family moved frequently during his childhood due to father's employment. Strongly influenced by parents' values regarding racial tolerance and inclusion, and principles learned through Unitarian Church. While attending Antioch College in Ohio, became involved in political and social activism for civil rights. Joined the youth branch of NAACP, the ...
Roger Daniels Interview (ddr-densho-1012-17)
vh Roger Daniels Interview (ddr-densho-1012-17)
Caucasian male. Born December 1, 1927, in New York City, New York. Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati. Served as a consultant to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians from 1981 to 1983. Has researched and written numerous books about the Japanese American experience, including Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese ...
Sharon Yuen Interview (ddr-densho-1012-18)
vh Sharon Yuen Interview (ddr-densho-1012-18)
Sansei female. Born July 1945 in Seattle, Washington. Daughter of Gordon Hirabayashi.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or ...

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