The Japanese American Citizens League

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) was organized in the late 1920s by a small group of young, professional nisei in response to the anti-Japanese fervor of the times. The organization was decidedly patriotic and dealt with discrimination by emphasizing American citizenship, loyalty, and assimilation. Because of their ideology, JACL members were recruited by the military to assist in carrying out the "evacuation" orders, and they urged Japanese Americans to cooperate with the government. The group inspired strong, mixed feelings among Japanese Americans during this time. However, in the years following the war, the JACL regained much of its former support by successfully overturning many legal barriers for Japanese Americans.

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The Japanese American Citizens League (1819)

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 12 (September 20, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 12 (September 20, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-38)
Select article titles: "Pasadenan thanks JACL for assisit in fighting racial bias" (p. 1); "State Dep't Begins Issuance of Visas Under New Immigration Law" (p. 1); "JACL Attends 12th Nat'l Confab on Citizenship at Nation's Capital" (p. 8); "Case studies of 1952 immigration law show up family hardship, to be in book" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 5 (February 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 5 (February 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-5)
Selected article titles: "JACL's seven point legislative program for 85th Congress bard Larger quotas for Japan, speed up on claims program among JACL objectives" (p. 1); "Race Discrimination report submitted to Washington Governor" (p.1); "Protest against Dr. Sammy Lee moving to Santa Ana change to welcome signs" (p. 1); "Nisei killed in air crash over school" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 8 (February 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 8 (February 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-8)
Selected article titles: "Deadline seen for claims compromise: Dec. 31, 1958 target date planned as government confers with attorneys" (p. 1); "Anti-Nisei Film on TV Protested by C.L. Offical" (p. 1); I&NS extends alien pre-exam method for status change" (p.1); U.S. admits 5,200 from Japan in 1956, mostly as GI brides" (p. 2); Civil rights legislation …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 15 (April 12, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-15)
Select article titles: "CL renews Hawaii statehood plea: Far East aspect of U.S. foreign policy would be strengthened by admission" (p. 1); Canadian Nisei patato grower protest dumping of U.S. spud surplus in Canada" (p. 1); "100 Million in Japan by '64 May 'Blow off Roof'" (p. 2); "San Jose-Okayama become sister cities" (p. 2); "Jefferson …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 22 (May 31, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 22 (May 31, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-22)
Select article titles: "House Approves Supplemental Appropriations Bill to Pay 1,300 Claimants over $1,600,000 By Summer" (p. 1); "YWCA director who befriended Japanese in Salt Lake during war years to retire" (p. 1); "Renunciants urged to file Form N-576 as soon as possible to secure administrative review of validity of own action" (p. 1); "Appeal Made …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
Select article titles: "'Family hardship' immigration bill OK" (p. 1); "85th Congress in Historic Passage of Civiil Rights Measure" (p. 2); "Formal complaint alleging 200 L.A. frims discriminate in employement lodged by ADL" (p. 6); "White House official Max Rabb to address Tokyo Nisei parley" (p. 8); "Ex.-Oregon Governor Scores Evacuation as 'Unconstitutional'" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
Selected article titles: "Noted Oregonians Honored for Wartime Service to Nisei, JACL" (p. 1); Bill Hosokawa Promoted Post's Exec. News Ed" (p. 1); Shonien 'red carp,' JACL 'pinwheel' on L.A. museum exhibit" (p. 1); No. Calif. Japanese Americans launch $5,000 campaign for Immigration Museum" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei, Sansei...Sensei" (p. 2); "Seek central camp in Orange …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 3 (January 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 3 (January 18, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-3)
Selected article titles: "Garden Grove citizen group protests purchase of home by naval officer" (p. 1); "Refugees from Hungary Aided by Oregon Nisei" (p. 1); Over 3,500 Japanese Admitted to U.S. Under Refugee Relief Act" (p. 1); "Yas Abiko critically injured in auto acciedentl doctors report condition fair" (p. 1); "Future of Far East Seen in …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 7 (August 16, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 7 (August 16, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-33)
Select article titles: "Matsudaira to cooperate in JACL campaign to depopularize 'Jap'"; "First Evacuee Claim to Court of Claims Filed" (p. 1); "JACL urges congressional action on Dirkson or comparable immigration bill" (p. 1); "Over 200 attend NC-WNDC quarterly hosted by Monterey CLers, hear Czech American tell experiences behind Iron Curtain" (p. 4); "Consul-General in Full …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
Select article titles: "15th Biennial Convention Set Aug. 22-25, 1958" (p. 1); "JACL's Anti-Nisei TV Film Project Eyed by U.S. Senator" (p. 1); "Hawaiian Nisei picked 'outstanding young farmer,' grew coffee on lava soil" (p. 1); "Anti-bias bill in redevelopment passes" (p. 1); "Civil rights bill due Senate action" (p. 1); "JACL representative on Boy Scout …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 17 (October 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-44)
Select article titles: "Col. Rasmussen recalls Gettysburg speech at Arlington rites for Nisei war dead" (p. 1); "Supreme court hears arguments on nishikawa citizenship case" (p. 1); "No need of mass evacuation in wartime in future, Myer says" (p. 3); Canadian Nisei protest filming of anti-Nisei film over upstate new York TV station by writing to …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 24 (December 13, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 24 (December 13, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-50)
Select article titles: "Vice-Pres. Nixion Presents Falg for Momita Memorial Pole" (p. 1); "New York City bans housing bias" (p. 1); "First war bride to marry American GI to be first to bring parents to U.S." (p. 2); "L.A. County Supervisors support ruling" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-6)
Selected article titles: "Nisei hopes for U.S.-Japan ties told to new envoy Masaoka confers with MacArthur II, newly U.S. ambassador to Japan" (p. 1); "See boost in Japan quota of immigrants" (p. 1); "Masaoka to speak at Philadelphia fete" (p. 1); "JACL urges early enactment of civil rights bill this session" (p. 1); "College Scholarship plus …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 19 (November 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 19 (November 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-45)
Select article titles: "Racial Hate Groups Stepping Up Activities in West Coast Cities" (p. 1); "Severe repercussions feared by newsman over present U.S. policy with Japan" (p. 2); "Purpose of amici briefs filed by 14 organizations to aid NAACP accomplished" (p. 8); "$55,000 Vested Funds Returned to New Yorkers" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 23 (December 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 23 (December 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-49)
Select article titles: "U.S. Admits 6,000 Immigratnts from Japan in 1956-57" (p. 1); "Idaho governor urges Nisei help rid Intolerance, 1000ers celebrate" (p. 1); "Confusion among Nisei on U.S.-Japan affairs draws comment from Tokyo writer" (p. 2); "Bandits slug Issei, attempt to rob Nat'l JACL quarters" (p. 3); "Obnoxious term in 'Fuzz Young' textbook story to …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 21 (May 24, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 21 (May 24, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-21)
Select article titles: "Hearings on temporary Japanese farm labor program completed in Washington; Labor Dep't, labor groups and JACL testifies" (p. 1); "Min Yasui's father dies in Portland, was 70" (p. 1); "JACL-COJAEC lists names of awardees ready to be paid by next appropriation measure; more names to appear" (p. 1); "'Teahouse' production earns unprecedented rave …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 22 (November 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-48)
Select article titles: "Sacrifice of Nisei during bombing of Pearl Harbor told" (p. 1); "Immigration authorities guilty of discrimination in blood test rule" (p. 1); "Bloc voting in Hawaii sensed on mainland unseen by savant" (p. 2); "Canadian Nisei leaders challeneged by Japanese ambassador to cooperate in bettering friendly relations of nations" (p. 3); "Another $1/2 …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 13 (March 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 13 (March 29, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-13)
Select article titles: "JACL seeks deletion of 'Fuzz Young' text, use of 'Japs' may bias children" (p. 1); "First Japanese PW Taken in WW2 Found Working For Car Firm" (p. 1); "Nat'l Campaign on Anti-Nisei TV-Films Opens" (p. 1); "Hearing dates for Hawaii statehood set in both Houses" (p. 1); San Francisco 'Nipponmachi' suffers light damage …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 12 (March 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 12 (March 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-12)
Select article titles: "Japan Actor to Visit Hollywood, Aided stranded Nisei during War" (p. 1); "Simplified form for renunciant now at I&NS" (p.1); "Purple Heart veteran steals ring; nets $10, but faces 15-yr. prison term" (p. 3); "Busy start for Monterey Peninsula CL, auxiliary and Boy Scouts calendared" (p. 5); "Permanent home for Korean tyke sought …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
Select article titles: "'Red' smear over Hawaii statehood refuted by CL; anti-Nisei editorial in Oklahoma slammed by senator" (p. 1); "Anti-Japanese bigotry injected by Tulsa editorial fighting Hawaiian statehood" (p. 1); "House surveying Japanese Labor Program in Cal." (p. 1); "1st Nisei 'reported killed' in Korea very healthy, re-enlists for 6 years" (p. 1); "Sponsors seek …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 4 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-30)
Select article titles: "TV Critic says Anti-Nisei Films Should be Junked" (p. 1); Aliens seeking adjustment of residence status allowed trips to U.S. possessions; Japanese circus performer can visit Hawaii" (p. 1); Library Named in Memory of Ex-Calif. Issei" (p. 2); "U.S.-Japan gov't cooperation assured for Nisei businessman's international confab" (p. 2); Hawaiian students gather material …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 21 (November 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-47)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 21 (November 25, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-47)
Select article titles: "Yen deposit repay ruling reversed by gov't director" (p. 1); "Special session asked to consider civil rights issues" (p. 2); "Issei appreciation" (p. 7); "Pre-exam method to alter alien status widened" (p. 8); "Suspension of deportation applications being accepted" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 8 (August 23, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 8 (August 23, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-34)
Select article titles: "See Additional Million Dollars For Claimants" (p. 1); "'Family Hardship' Immigration Bill Ok'd by House Committee" (p. 1); "Use of 'Jap' in another children's book protested; public library decides to retain" (p. 1); "Women from foreign nations married to Hawaii men in poll: find large group of unhappy Japanese girls married to Nisei" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 3 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 3 (July 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-29)
Select article titles: "Almost 20,000 Mainland Issei Naturalized Within Past Decade" (p. 1); "Senate Takes Up Civil Rights Bill, 71-18 Vote" (p. 1); "Washington JACL Office analyses House Subcommittee report on Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Lonely airman's Japanese wife recovers from suicide attempt; steps to regain custody of children stirs interest in Kansas City" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 5 (August 2, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 5 (August 2, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-31)
Select article titles: "Protest envoy acceptance of 'Jap' Text of 'Night Beat' interview on use of word 'Jap': Ambassador Matsudaira doesn't care; professor dislikes term" (p. 1); "JACL calls on senators to reject further substantive change to civil rights bill; 'heart of House-passed measure cut out" (p. 1); "Dinner honoring ex-Gov. Sprague set for Aug. 25" …
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