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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Correspondence regarding reactivation of the White River Valley JACL (ddr-densho-277-171)
doc Correspondence regarding reactivation of the White River Valley JACL (ddr-densho-277-171)
Congratulatory letter from the Mid-Columbia JACL Chapter on the reactivation of the White River Valley JACL Chapter.
Correspondence regarding reactivation of the White River Valley JACL (ddr-densho-277-173)
doc Correspondence regarding reactivation of the White River Valley JACL (ddr-densho-277-173)
Congratulatory letter from Masao Satow, the JACL National Director, on the reactivation of the White River Valley JACL Chapter.
Thank you letter (ddr-densho-277-169)
doc Thank you letter (ddr-densho-277-169)
Letter from the Mid-Columbia JACL Chapter thanking the White River Valley JACL Chapter for their help with a convention.
JACL National President election flyer (ddr-densho-277-193)
doc JACL National President election flyer (ddr-densho-277-193)
A flyer promoting K. Patrick Okura's run for JACL National President.
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