Redress and reparations

In the late 1960s, Japanese Americans began to revisit the history of the exclusion and incarceration period in order to seek justice for their suffering and ensure that no such wrong would ever be committed again. Years of effort by community activists, politicians, academics, and other supporters culminated on August 10, 1988, with the signing of the Civil Liberties Act by President Ronald Reagan. This Act rescinded Executive Order 9066, and mandated an official apology from the federal government, monetary reparations payments to individuals excluded and incarcerated, and the creation of a federal fund for research and education about the incarceration.

Redress and reparations (936)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, Emergency Detention Act, Title II of the Internal Security Act of 1950, Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, William Hohri, Bill Hosokawa, Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act, Yuri Kochiyama, Magic cables, Kazuo Masuda, Robert Matsui, Spark Matsunaga, Norman Mineta, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress, James Omura, Redress movement, Termination of Executive Order 9066, Mary Tsukamoto, Edison Uno, Clifford Uyeda

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President Ronald Reagan speaking at the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-180)
av President Ronald Reagan speaking at the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-180)
Caption on reverse: "Rep. Ben Blaz (R) Guam, Rep. Daniel Akaka (D) Hawaii, Sen. Spark Matsunaga, Pres. Ronald Reagan, Sen. Daniel Inouye, Rep Patricia Saiki."
National Council for Japanese American Redress Information Kit (ddr-densho-122-351)
doc National Council for Japanese American Redress Information Kit (ddr-densho-122-351)
An information kit on the campaign to obtain redress for the World War II expulsion and incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent.
Poster for Tribute to Michi Weglyn (ddr-densho-122-551)
doc Poster for Tribute to Michi Weglyn (ddr-densho-122-551)
Sponsored by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations and Friends of Michi Weglyn
Article
doc Article "The Horse's Mouth" by George Yoshinaga (ddr-densho-122-543)
with rebuttal by Tom Watanabe, published in National Council for Japanese American Redress Newsletter
Memo from John Tateishi (ddr-densho-122-149)
doc Memo from John Tateishi (ddr-densho-122-149)
Report on the meeting between JACL representatives and Nikkei members of U.S. Senate and House
Response from Sidney Yates to William Hohri (ddr-densho-122-238)
doc Response from Sidney Yates to William Hohri (ddr-densho-122-238)
Reponse to letter ddr-densho-122-237. Personal information redacted.
Copy of unanimous vote by Seattle Chapter of JACL (ddr-densho-122-146)
doc Copy of unanimous vote by Seattle Chapter of JACL (ddr-densho-122-146)
Opposing National JACL decision to pursue Commission approach to redress Legislation
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