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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Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Warren Furutani, Japanese American Citizens League, Saburo Kido, James Sakamoto, Masao Satow, Walter Tsukamoto, Edison Uno

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White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League treasurers (ddr-densho-277-75)
doc White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League treasurers (ddr-densho-277-75)
A list of the JACL White River Valley Chapter members who acted as treasurers from 1930 to 2009.
Thank you letter (ddr-densho-277-181)
doc Thank you letter (ddr-densho-277-181)
Letter thanking Sachiko Nakayama for taking minutes at the PNWDC meeting.
White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League 1000 Club leaders (ddr-densho-277-81)
doc White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League 1000 Club leaders (ddr-densho-277-81)
A list of the JACL White River Valley Chapter members who acted as 1000 Club leaders from 1961 to 2009.
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