Chizuko Norton

Nisei female. Born July 3, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Japan; Bellevue, Washington; and Kirkland, Washington. Incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Seattle after the war, obtained master's degree from the University of Washington in the field of social work. Founded Seattle's first alternative school program for the Seattle Public Schools and cofounded the Separation and Loss Institute. One of the first Nisei in a biracial marriage. Discusses impact of incarceration on Japanese American health and cultural identity. Chizuko Norton passed away on March 2, 2013.

Interviews

Chizuko Norton Interview — ddr-densho-1000-73
April 27, 1998. Seattle, Washington.
03:00:14 — 44 segments.
Chizuko Norton
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