Joseph Norio Uemura Interview Segment 20

Father's family background: reasons for immigrating (ddr-densho-1014-3-1) - 00:05:42
Father's introduction to Christianity while working as a railroad worker (ddr-densho-1014-3-2) - 00:04:24
Father's theological education in the United States (ddr-densho-1014-3-3) - 00:05:24
Arranged marriage of parents, church office as the go-between (ddr-densho-1014-3-4) - 00:05:03
Mother's enthusiasm regarding immigration to the U.S. (ddr-densho-1014-3-5) - 00:04:22
Father's work as a pastor in Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon (ddr-densho-1014-3-6) - 00:05:28
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1014-3-7) - 00:01:38
Moving to Denver, Colorado (ddr-densho-1014-3-8) - 00:03:31
Surviving the Great Depression: generosity of congregations (ddr-densho-1014-3-9) - 00:07:39
Celebrating the opening of a new church (ddr-densho-1014-3-10) - 00:08:09
Parents' roles in the church (ddr-densho-1014-3-11) - 00:04:10
Relationship between Japanese Christian and Buddhist churches (ddr-densho-1014-3-12) - 00:03:37
Father's reaching out to an African American church group; witnessing their services (ddr-densho-1014-3-13) - 00:08:11
Growing up in a diverse community (ddr-densho-1014-3-14) - 00:06:18
Thoughts on intermarriage within the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1014-3-15) - 00:10:18
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, discussing situation with parents (ddr-densho-1014-3-16) - 00:03:51
Father receives special permission to travel for religious work despite restrictions (ddr-densho-1014-3-17) - 00:03:29
The stoning of church windows following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1014-3-18) - 00:10:51
Receiving help from church congregation following stoning incident (ddr-densho-1014-3-19) - 00:02:41
Receiving aid from white church officials (ddr-densho-1014-3-20) - 00:08:22
Helping Japanese Americans from the West Coast who "voluntarily evacuated" to the U.S. interior (ddr-densho-1014-3-21) - 00:07:36
Losing a sister to illness during the war (ddr-densho-1014-3-22) - 00:02:59
Involvement in the resettlement of Japanese American families leaving the concentration camps (ddr-densho-1014-3-23) - 00:05:04
Attending school at the University of Denver and then Columbia University (ddr-densho-1014-3-24) - 00:02:04
Meeting future wife, having children (ddr-densho-1014-3-25) - 00:03:00
Moving to St. Paul, Minnesota (ddr-densho-1014-3-26) - 00:03:17
Reflections (ddr-densho-1014-3-27) - 00:04:44
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Receiving aid from white church officials

00:08:22 — Segment 20 of 27

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June 16, 2009

Twin Cities JACL Collection

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Joseph Norio Uemura

Joseph Norio Uemura Interview

02:21:52 — 27 segments

June 16, 2009

Bloomington, Minnesota

Nisei male. Born July 3, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father, a Baptist minister, was transferred. Lived in Denver during World War II, where family helped Japanese Americans leaving camps to find housing and work. Paul Robert and Jean Schuman Hanna Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, since 1994, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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