Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview Segment 1

Born in Compton, California (ddr-densho-1003-3-1) -
Description of maternal grandparents (ddr-densho-1003-3-2) -
Mother one of seven children (ddr-densho-1003-3-3) -
Mother's family background (ddr-densho-1003-3-4) -
Parents' marriage (ddr-densho-1003-3-5) -
Father's family background: orphaned at an early age (ddr-densho-1003-3-6) -
Parents' marriage and early life in California (ddr-densho-1003-3-7) -
Going to Manzanar with family as an infant (ddr-densho-1003-3-8) -
Family transfers to Tule Lake after filling out the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1003-3-9) -
Parents renounce U.S. citizenship in camp (ddr-densho-1003-3-10) -
Memories of younger brothers born in camp (ddr-densho-1003-3-11) -
Living in a trailer camp after leaving Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1003-3-12) -
Living on a small island in a farm labor camp (ddr-densho-1003-3-13) -
Living at a farm labor camp (ddr-densho-1003-3-14) -
Working with people of different ethnicities at the farm labor camp (ddr-densho-1003-3-15) -
Attending a very small elementary school (ddr-densho-1003-3-16) -
Parents' relationships with other ethnic groups (ddr-densho-1003-3-17) -
Attending high school (ddr-densho-1003-3-18) -
Memories of working on the farm while in school (ddr-densho-1003-3-19) -
Moving with family to Sun Valley (ddr-densho-1003-3-20) -
Finishing high school at a new school (ddr-densho-1003-3-21) -
Experiencing discrimination postwar (ddr-densho-1003-3-22) -
Working as a schoolgirl while attending college (ddr-densho-1003-3-23) -
Speaking English at home (ddr-densho-1003-3-24) -
Meeting future husband (ddr-densho-1003-3-25) -
Feeling some stigma from being in Tule Lake during the war (ddr-densho-1003-3-26) -
First joining the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1003-3-27) -
Raising a family (ddr-densho-1003-3-28) -
Deciding to join the JACL (ddr-densho-1003-3-29) -
Current issues faced by the JACL (ddr-densho-1003-3-30) -
Attending the commission hearings during the redress movement (ddr-densho-1003-3-31) -
Importance of the Manzanar pilgrimages (ddr-densho-1003-3-32) -
Current role with the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1003-3-33) -
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ddr-densho-1003-3-1 (Legacy UID: denshovh-gnancy-01-0001)

Born in Compton, California

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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Nancy Nakata Gohata

Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview

02:40:41 — 33 segments

November 29, 2011

Los Angeles, California

Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for ten years at a farm labor camp on an island outside of Stockton. Eventually ended up living in the San Fernando Valley, and became very active with the Japanese American Citizens League.

(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.)

Sharon Yamato, interviewer; Ann Kaneko, videographer

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