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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 117, No. 14 (October 22-28,1993) (ddr-pc-65-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 117, No. 14 (October 22-28,1993) (ddr-pc-65-39)
Select article titles: "Again - 5th attack in Sacramento: agency hit with firebomb" (p. 1); "JACL discusses attacks with federal law official" (p. 1); "Nisei angle to Reginald Denny trial in Los Angeles" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 117, No. 12 (October 8-14,1993) (ddr-pc-65-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 117, No. 12 (October 8-14,1993) (ddr-pc-65-37)
Select article titles: "Sacramento Chapter office fire bombed" (p. 1); "Randy Senzaki named JACL national director" (p. 1); "Checks in the mail...ORA to send 4,000 redress payments" (p. 1); "An assault on Pacific Citizen" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 117, No. 13 (October 15-21,1993) (ddr-pc-65-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 117, No. 13 (October 15-21,1993) (ddr-pc-65-38)
Select article titles: "Another firebomb hits Sacramento" (p. 1); "Conference builds cultural bridges" (p. 1); "Car dealer uses 'Rising Sun' movie as marketing strategy" (p. 1); "Kimura announces Senzaki appointment" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 1 (January 6-19, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 1 (January 6-19, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-1)
Selected article titles: "President Explains Board Decision to Downsize Staff" (pp. 1, 5), "Yamashita to File Federal Class-Action Suit for Marine Discrimination Victims" (p. 3), "Responding to Critics of JACL's Wartime Role--Part 2" (pp. 9, 13), "Bruyeres: A Special Experience, a Special Meaning..." (pp. 10, 13-14), and "552nd GIs Shoot Open Dachau Gates" (pp. 11, 14).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 4 (February 17-March 2, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 4 (February 17-March 2, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-4)
Selected article titles: "Racist Bugs Bunny Cartoon Pulled After Sacramento Efforts" (pp. 1, 9), "Justice Department Announces Minority Language Task Force" (pp. 1, 6), and "Viewpoint: Ad Hoc Budget Committee Report Clarified" (pp. 7, 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 11 (June 2-15, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 11 (June 2-15, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-11)
Selected article titles: "Honolulu Evacuees Eligible for Redress" (pp. 1, 3-4), "'O.J.' Publisher: It's Not Racism, It's Humor" (pp. 1, 4), "JACL National Board Meeting, May 6-7, 1995: Summary of Motions" (p. 6), and "Peru Nikkei to Host PANA Convention July 5-9" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 10 (November 17-30, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 10 (November 17-30, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-22)
Selected article titles: "EDC Meeting, Nov. 4, 1995" (pp. 1, 4-5), "Chinese American Stabbed in Alleged California Hate Crime" (p. 1), "Board Seeks Further Study on Placing JACL on World Wide Web System" (pp. 1, 4), and "Nikkei Vets from WWII, Korea, Vietnam Honored" (p. 9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 9 (May 5-18, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 9 (May 5-18, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-9)
Selected article titles: "Militia Man Accuses Japan in Oklahoma City Bombing" (pp. 1, 7), "With 'Eye on Future,' Members Discuss New, Old JACL Issues" (pp. 1, 3, 7, 12), "Move to Include Asian American Studies Hits More Campuses" (p. 4), and "Sidebar: A-Bomb Revisited" (pp. 9, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 3 (August 4-17, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 3 (August 4-17, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-15)
Selected article titles: "Taking Sides in the Hot Debate on Affirmative Action" (pp. 1, 13), "Members, Board Must Reinvigorate JACL, Yasuhara Says" (p. 6), "Viewpoint: The Other Side of Affirmative Action" (p. 11), and "From the ORA: Potentially Eligible Redress Recipients" (pp. 15-18).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 6 (March 17-April 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 6 (March 17-April 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-6)
Selected article titles: "Campuses in Turmoil" (p. 1), "Service to Honor JA Role in Dachau Liberation of WWII" (p. 4), "March 17-18 Scheduled 'Emergency' National Board Meeting--6 Go, 10 Don't" (p. 5), and "Come-On Sense: Apology to Draft Resisters Demeans JACL" (p. 9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 9 (November 3-16, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 9 (November 3-16, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-21)
Selected article titles: "Bill Would Stop APs from Reuniting with Families Overseas" (p. 1), "Veteran's Day Tribute" (p. 1), "JACL Board Supports Kaji, Alleged Wrongdoing Repudiated" (pp. 4, 12), and "Nisei of WWII Japan, Manchukuo Speak Out" (pp. 10-11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 2 (January 20-February 2, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 2 (January 20-February 2, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-2)
Selected article titles: "Californians Set to Pay Tribute to the 'Japanese Schindler'" (pp. 1, 4), "Hate Crimes Can Be Reported to AP Legal Center, Other Groups" (pp. 1, 4), and "Financial Report: JACL Ad Hoc Budget Analysis Committee" (pp. 6-7, 13).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 10 (May 19-June 1, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 10 (May 19-June 1, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-10)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Judges Recall Family Internment Days" (pp. 1, 6-7), "O.J. Parody Called Racist" (pp. 1, 6), "More Cuts Needed Says Finance Expert" (pp. 1, 5), and "Response: Campbell Report Inaccurate" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 5 (March 3-16, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 5 (March 3-16, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-5)
Selected article titles: "Yoshino Leads Interim Staff at JACL HQ" (pp. 1, 4), "Leaflet Attacks Minorities, Women, Gays in San Jose Police Department" (p. 1), "Camp and Beyond" (p. 9), and "Sawamura Accuses PC Editor of Improper Involvement in Election" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 8 (April 21-May 4, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 8 (April 21-May 4, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-8)
Selected article titles: "Racist Remarks--In Court, In Congress" (pp. 1, 11), "Dissidents Allege Crime in Bank Signature Card Oversight; Legal Counsel Says 'No Harm, No Foul'" (pp. 1, 6), "Insight into D.C. Politics Highlights Leadership Conference" (p. 4), and "First-Hand Experiences Highlight Florin Event" (pp. 7, 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 7 (April 7-20, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 7 (April 7-20, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-7)
Selected article titles: "Mismanagement, Discrepancies, Missing Records at HQ Revealed by Campbell Report" (pp. 1, 3), "Views on JACL Wartime Role Differ in PSW" (pp. 1, 4), "JACL Success Story: 'Jap' Cut from Musical" (pp. 1, 18), and "To Gila-By the Busloads" (pp. 16-17).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 8 (April 19-May 2, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 8 (April 19-May 2, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-8)
Selected article titles: "From JACL: JACL Calls for Investigation into Beatings of Immigrants Near L.A." (p. 3), "National JACL Finances: Year-End Report 1995 Budget (Unaudited)" (p. 5), and "U.S. Pays 79,895 Redress Claimants, Adds Two Categories" (p. 6), and "Nisei Families 'Starting Over' Subject of New Documentary" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 9 (May 3-16, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 9 (May 3-16, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-9)
Selected article titles: "JACL Leaders: Robert Sakaniwa Views Role as JACL D.C. Representative" (pp. 1, 14), "Civil Liberties Public Education Board to Dispense $5 Million Fund" (pp. 1, 12), "JACL National Convention News: Here's the Lineup for the 34th Biennual [sic] JACL Convention" (p. 6), and "From the Frying Pan: Novel Brings Awareness of Evacuation" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 3 (August 2-15, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 3 (August 2-15, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-15)
Selected article titles: "JACL, Nisei Veterans Speak to Manzanar Historic Site Panel" (pp. 1, 5), "Bill Would Bar Critical Aid to Legal Immigrants" (pp. 1, 11), "Youth: A Day in the Life of a JACL Intern" (pp. 9, 12), and "Very Truly Yours: Nisei Week: More Than Three Generations Old" (pp. 9, 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 10 (November 15-December 19, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 123, No. 10 (November 15-December 19, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-22)
Selected article titles: "National Day of Remembrance Planned in D.C. Feb. 19, 1997" (pp. 1, 12), "Study: Most Asians Americans in Bay Area Voted for Clinton, Against Proposition 209" (pp. 1, 12), "New Board Steadies Eye on JACL's Fiscal Integrity" (p. 1), and "East Wind: 'Other MISers'" (pp. 8, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 2 (January 19-February 1, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 2 (January 19-February 1, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-2)
Selected article titles: "JACL Finances Shows Some Improvement" (pp. 1, 12), "Reflections: Disaster of Challenger Spacecraft Recalled--After 10 Years" (pp. 1, 7), "California Event Provides Forum for Women's Issues" (p. 7), and "From the Frying Pan: Dealing with Stereotyping" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 3 (February 2-15, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 3 (February 2-15, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-3)
Selected article titles: "Redress Education Board Set to Begin Work" (pp. 1, 10), "Matsui Talks About Congress, JACL--In Transition" (p. 4), "From the PC Chair: What's the Future Hold?" (pp. 8, 10), and "JACL Publishes Monterey Peninsula 'Rekishi'" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 11 (June 7-20, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 11 (June 7-20, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-11)
Selected article titles: "Board-Approved Budget Places Priority on District Allocations" (p. 1), "From JACL: PSW Condemns California Civil Rights Initiative as 'Deceptive'" (p. 3), "ORA Reports on Redress Payments, Eligibility Requirements" (p. 4), and "East Wind: Nisei Military Service: WWII" (pp. 8, 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 10 (May 17-June 6, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 122, No. 10 (May 17-June 6, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-10)
Selected article titles: "JACL, Vietnamese Community to Monitor Trial" (p. 1), "JACL Financial Reports" (pp. 4-7), "Very Truly Yours: Public Education--Canadian Style" (pp. 8, 10), and "From PSW: Manzanar, Lillian Baker and Historical Vigilance" (p. 9).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 12 (January 5-18, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 12 (January 5-18, 1996) (ddr-pc-68-1)
Selected article titles: "At the Helm: An Interview with Herbert Yamanishi Who Begins His New Job as JACL National Director This First Month of the New Year" (pp. 1, 4-5), "Japanese Government Honors Tanaka" (p. 5), and "A Sweet and Flavorful Story: More Than a Story About Peaches, David Mas Masumoto's Book Chronicles a Way of …
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