Clifford Uyeda Interview Segment 15

Deciding to join the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) (ddr-densho-122-19-1) - 00:05:26
Becoming president of the JACL in order to run the redress campaign; issuing a questionnaire about redress (ddr-densho-122-19-2) - 00:06:52
Thoughts on Bill Hosokawa and his stand on redress (ddr-densho-122-19-3) - 00:03:01
Thoughts on working with Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-122-19-4) - 00:04:38
Looking back at the incarceration experience as an outsider: "Why aren't they protesting more?" (ddr-densho-122-19-5) - 00:04:47
Leaving the West Coast in the 1930s, hearing about the World War II draft resisters later in life (ddr-densho-122-19-6) - 00:05:26
Thoughts on the treatment of the draft resisters by the JACL, Japanese American community, and Nisei veterans (ddr-densho-122-19-7) - 00:04:32
Trying to reconcile the draft resisters with the JACL (ddr-densho-122-19-8) - 00:04:29
Surprise upon learning about the resistance movement: "it was good news to me" (ddr-densho-122-19-9) - 00:08:28
Discussion of informers within the Japanese American community during World War II (ddr-densho-122-19-10) - 00:04:44
Thoughts on some of those who wrote about the incarceration and/or resistance issue: Michi Weglyn, Aiko Herzig and James Omura (ddr-densho-122-19-11) - 00:08:07
Reflections on being JACL president, and ideas about the role and function of the JACL and its members (ddr-densho-122-19-12) - 00:05:12
Impressions of Mike Masaoka (ddr-densho-122-19-13) - 00:06:03
Relationship between the resisters and redress effort (ddr-densho-122-19-14) - 00:01:45
Reading and discussion of the 1990 Golden Gate resolution (ddr-densho-122-19-15) - 00:08:06
Desire for the JACL to admit its past wrongs during World War II, and apologize for the way some of its members treated the draft resisters (ddr-densho-122-19-16) - 00:07:10
Examining, in retrospect, the World War II actions of JACL members, and their motivations for those actions (ddr-densho-122-19-17) - 00:05:07
The effects of both the resistance movement and the World War II actions of the JACL on Japanese American identity today (ddr-densho-122-19-18) - 00:07:05
Recommendations of books on the incarceration experience (ddr-densho-122-19-19) - 00:02:49
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Reading and discussion of the 1990 Golden Gate resolution

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.

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May 5, 1996

Frank Abe Collection

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Clifford Uyeda

Clifford Uyeda Interview

01:43:47 — 19 segments

May 5, 1996

San Francisco, California

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1917, in Olympia, Washington. Raised in Washington before attending the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1940. Earned medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School in 1949. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and worked as a pediatrician in San Francisco. While president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), worked to support the redress movement of the 1980s. Mr. Uyeda passed away on July 30, 2004.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the resistance movement itself.)

Frank Abe, interviewer; Frank Chin, interviewer

Frank Abe Collection

Courtesy of Frank Abe

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