Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview Segment 2

Mother's family background (ddr-manz-1-167-1) -
Mother's early childhood living with a white family (ddr-manz-1-167-2) -
Mother's early education (ddr-manz-1-167-3) -
Mother's family's move to Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-167-4) -
Mother's childhood in Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-167-5) -
Mother's friendship with Sue Kunitomi (ddr-manz-1-167-6) -
Mother's arrival in Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-167-7) -
Mother's difficult situation in camp: pregnant and unmarried (ddr-manz-1-167-8) -
Family's wartime experiences (ddr-manz-1-167-9) -
Description of father (ddr-manz-1-167-10) -
Parents' separation after answering the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-manz-1-167-11) -
Mother's experiences in camp: religion, raising children (ddr-manz-1-167-12) -
Older brother's wartime experiences (ddr-manz-1-167-13) -
Father's return to Japan with his family (ddr-manz-1-167-14) -
Leaving camp for the Burbank trailer camp (ddr-manz-1-167-15) -
Mother's attempts to get divorced (ddr-manz-1-167-16) -
Experiencing racism in the Burbank trailer camp (ddr-manz-1-167-17) -
Mother remarries and moves the family to Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-167-18) -
Childhood memories of Los Angeles (ddr-manz-1-167-19) -
Social and recreational activities after the war (ddr-manz-1-167-20) -
Finding out that stepfather was not biological father (ddr-manz-1-167-21) -
First becoming interested in mother's experiences at Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-167-22) -
Mother's reaction to the redress movement (ddr-manz-1-167-23) -
Finding out about own origins: born in Manzanar (ddr-manz-1-167-24) -
Reflecting on mother's wartime experiences (ddr-manz-1-167-25) -
Getting involved with the Manzanar Committee (ddr-manz-1-167-26) -
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Mother's early childhood living with a white family

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May 19, 2015

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Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto

Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview

02:47:23 — 26 segments

May 19, 2015

Monterey Park, California

Sansei female. Born April 20, 1944, in Manzanar, California. Parents married in camp, but separated soon after when father returned with his family to Japan. Left Manzanar for the Burbank trailer camp, then moved with mother and stepfather to Los Angeles, California. Active with the Manzanar Committee.

Rose Masters, interviewer; Kristen Luetkemeier, videographer

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