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.

The Japanese American Citizens League (1389)

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Warren Furutani, Japanese American Citizens League, Saburo Kido, James Sakamoto, Masao Satow, Walter Tsukamoto, Edison Uno

1389 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 87 (October 20, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-149)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 87 (October 20, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-149)
"JACL Leaders Tell Claims Forms Plans" (p. 1), "Replies on Evacuation Claims Bill" (p. 4), "Chick Expert Off on World Tour" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 18 (March 11, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-5)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 18 (March 11, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-5)
"Maine Solon Gives Support to JACL Plan" (p. 1), "House Body Sifts Immigration Ruling" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 59 (July 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-226)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 59 (July 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-226)
"This is Mike Masaoka's Testimony at Senate Hearings on ENI Bill" (p. 1), "B.C. Evacuation Will be Aired" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 46 (July 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-34)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 46 (July 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-34)
"House Will Get Claims Board Measure Soon" (p. 1), "House to Study H.R. 3555" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 72 (September 9, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-241)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 72 (September 9, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-241)
"Truman Must Approve or Veto Walter Bill by Today; Ten-Day Period Ends" (p. 1), "C-B-I Hero's Wife Awaits Truman Okay" (p. 1), "Masaoka, Brilliant ADC Chief, Named to Distinguished Leadership Award" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 76 (September 23, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-245)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 76 (September 23, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-245)
"Prexy Takagi Heads Seattle Group to Eleventh Biennial National JACL Confab in Chicago Sept. 28-Oct. 2" (p. 1), "Five Nisei Pilots Eye Chicago as Final Landing Place; Ohye's Race Will Begin This Sunday" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 14 (February 7, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-85)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 14 (February 7, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-85)
"Truman Calls on Congress to Speed Up Business of Evacuation, Civil Rights" (pg.1), "7,000 Nisei Stranded in Japan Face Loss of U.S. Citizenship" (pg. 1), "JACL Bigwigs Plan Strategy to Push Bills" (pg. 2)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 76 (October 17, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-63)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 76 (October 17, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-63)
"First Nisei War Dead to Arrive Late in 1948, JACL is Informed" (p. 1), "Canadian Property Owners Agree to Evacuation Loss Terms" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 81 (October 11, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-249)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 81 (October 11, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-249)
"Dual Citizens May Get Vested Property Back" (p. 1), "Story of 442nd Another Hollywood Step to Combat Racial, Religious Prejudice" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 16 (February 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-183)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 16 (February 23, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-183)
"Mike Masaoka Seeks Payment of Claims Soon" (p. 1), "Tokuda Drug Five Takes Third N.W. Invitational Meet" (p. 1), "Maybe, Some Day in the Near Future We'll Have Anglo-Saxon Names" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 85 (October 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-147)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 85 (October 13, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-147)
"Masaoka Pleads GI Child Case" (pg.1), "More Questions, Answers on Evacuation Claims Law" (pg. 4)
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 66 (August 16, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-235)
"Walter Gets Bid to Join JACL Confab" (p. 1), "International Carnival" (p. 1), "President Inks More Measures" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 72 (August 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-134)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 72 (August 28, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-134)
"One of These Pretty Girls Will Be "Miss JACL' of 1948. Nine Girls Seek JACL Queen Title" (pg. 1), "Gov. Maw of Utah Will Join in National JACL Conclave" (pg. 1), "New Names Delay Renunciant Cases. Extension Granted" (pg. 2), "MacArthur Aide Sure Nisei GI Shortened War in Pacific" (pg. 4)
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 2 (January 5, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-169)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 2 (January 5, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-169)
"Truman Shows Interest in Rights Bill" (p. 1), "Pa. Solon Vows to Present Measure for Equality in Naturalization" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 88 (October 23, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-150)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 88 (October 23, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-150)
"Ban Prohibiting Oriental Citizens in Hawaii to Enter U.S. Lifted" (p. 1), "Mimbu, Sakahara to Speak on Problems Relating to Claims Forms on Oct. 27" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 20 (March 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-187)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 20 (March 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-187)
"Journal Editorial Backs Judd Bill" (p. 1), "Farmers Invited to Claims Talk" (p. 1), "Nisei in Japan May Win Priority" (p. 1), "State House Passes FEPC Bill; Legislation Goes to Langlie" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 38 (May 1, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-106)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 38 (May 1, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-106)
"2,300 Nisei Renunciants Regain "Lost' Citizenship; Judge Scores Government Handling of Cases" (p. 1), "Hearings on Evacuation Claims Legislation Due Early Part of This Month, JACL-ADC Reports" (p. 1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 104 (December 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-165)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 104 (December 18, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-165)
"Demo Leader OK's Rights Legislation" (p. 1), "Settlement Nears for Peru Japanese Stranded in U.S., Masaoka Reports" (p. 1), "B.C. to Continue Evacuee Aid" (p. 1), "Claims Queries and Replies" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 24 (April 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-10)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 24 (April 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-10)
"Nisei Vets Will Choose Officers Fri." (p. 1), "Seek MILS Men" (p. 1), "Urge Repeal in U.S. of Alien Status" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 70 (August 30, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-239)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 70 (August 30, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-239)
"Giving Dictatorial Powers Dangerous, is Rep. Yates' Warning to Congress" (p. 1), "Many Nisei in Action on Korean Front, Seattleite Says" (p. 1).
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