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Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 4

Family background: grandfather was a prominent missionary in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-147-1) -
Growing up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, doing well in school (ddr-densho-1000-147-2) -
Attending Michigan State College and pursuing the field of social work (ddr-densho-1000-147-3) -
Working various jobs before attending graduate courses at Stanford and eventually signing up to teach at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-147-4) -
Memories of the arduous journey by train to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-147-5) -
Adjusting to the "primitive" barracks used for housing and the school building (ddr-densho-1000-147-6) -
Tackling difficult issues involving incarceration through lessons and discussions within the classroom (ddr-densho-1000-147-7) -
Description of the "core class" system in Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-147-8) -
Comments on whether or not principles of American democracy were taught in Minidoka (ddr-densho-1000-147-9) -
Discussion of students taught at Minidoka: one the whole, positive memories (ddr-densho-1000-147-10) -
Description of a typical school day for teachers in Minidoka; fond memories of the first school dance (ddr-densho-1000-147-11) -
Visiting town of Twin Falls, Idaho, on weekends, encountering prejudice (ddr-densho-1000-147-12) -
Discussion of policy changes taking place at Minidoka, both in regards to leave clearance and the education system (ddr-densho-1000-147-13) -
Leaving Minidoka for Seattle, Washington; thoughts on the returning Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-147-14) -
Becoming interested in the field of race relations, working for the San Francisco Council for Civic Unity and other organizations (ddr-densho-1000-147-15) -
Doctoral dissertation a possible factor in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 (ddr-densho-1000-147-16) -
Working as the Relocation Director for the Oakland Redevelopment Agency (ddr-densho-1000-147-17) -
Reflections on the incarceration experience (ddr-densho-1000-147-18) -
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Working various jobs before attending graduate courses at Stanford and eventually signing up to teach at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho

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August 2, 2003

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Helen Amerman Manning

Helen Amerman Manning Interview

01:54:50 — 18 segments

August 2, 2003

SeaTac, Washington

White female. Born March 23, 1916, in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Attended Michigan State College, then Stanford University for graduate courses, before becoming a high school teacher at the Minidoka concentration camp. After World War II, worked for various organizations in the field of race relations, including the San Francisco Council for Civic Unity, and the Oakland Redevelopment Agency.

Alice Ito, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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