Mo Nishida Interview I Segment 6

Father's immigration story (ddr-densho-1000-380-1) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1000-380-2) -
Parents' marriage (ddr-densho-1000-380-3) -
Childhood memories of Los Angeles (ddr-densho-1000-380-4) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the way to a fishing trip (ddr-densho-1000-380-5) -
Witnessing turmoil and violence in Santa Anita (ddr-densho-1000-380-6) -
Memories of the train ride to camp (ddr-densho-1000-380-7) -
Getting into mischief with a group of friends in camp (ddr-densho-1000-380-8) -
Attending school in camp (ddr-densho-1000-380-9) -
Childhood memories of camp (ddr-densho-1000-380-10) -
Passing the time in camp: recreation and holidays (ddr-densho-1000-380-11) -
Returning to California and living in a hostel (ddr-densho-1000-380-12) -
Moving to San Dimas and attending school (ddr-densho-1000-380-13) -
Attending Japanese language school and studying judo (ddr-densho-1000-380-14) -
Attending high school (ddr-densho-1000-380-15) -
Joining the Constituents, a Los Angeles social club (ddr-densho-1000-380-16) -
Volunteering for the army (ddr-densho-1000-380-17) -
Attending college and majoring in chemistry (ddr-densho-1000-380-18) -
First getting involved in political and social activism: attending a demonstration (ddr-densho-1000-380-19) -
Canvassing neighborhoods to raise money for causes (ddr-densho-1000-380-20) -
Thoughts on Governor Reagan's speech at San Francisco State University (ddr-densho-1000-380-21) -
Helping to form Oriental Concerns (ddr-densho-1000-380-22) -
Getting involved in the Civil Rights Movement (ddr-densho-1000-380-23) -
Establishment of Asian Hardcore, a support group for at-risk youth (ddr-densho-1000-380-24) -
Supporting the Native American occupation of Alcatraz (ddr-densho-1000-380-25) -
Early involvement with the Manzanar Pilgrimage (ddr-densho-1000-380-26) -
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Witnessing turmoil and violence in Santa Anita

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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November 29, 2011

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Mo Nishida

Mo Nishida Interview I

03:09:19 — 26 segments

November 29, 2011

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born August 11, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California and became involved in numerous civil rights organizations and movements postwar. Founded the Manzanar 5500 organization, in which participants make an annual pilgrimage from Los Angeles to the former Manzanar camp site on foot.

(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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Ann Kaneko, videographer

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