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 (1822)

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

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Kazuyoshi Ky Matsuoka (ddr-csujad-8-39)
doc Kazuyoshi Ky Matsuoka (ddr-csujad-8-39)
Oral history interview with Kazuyoshi Ky Matsuoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Matsuoka, Kazuyoshi Ky
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
doc Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
Oral history interview with Michio and June Toshiyuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Toshiyuki, Michio and June
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kubota, John
George Abe (ddr-csujad-8-1)
doc George Abe (ddr-csujad-8-1)
Oral history interview with George Abe. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Abe, George
Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
doc Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
Oral history interview with Mr. Kako Murosako. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Murosako, Mr Kako
Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
doc Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
Oral history interview with Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hiraoka, Mr Harry Echiyu
Japanese American Citizens League celebration (ddr-densho-136-40)
img Japanese American Citizens League celebration (ddr-densho-136-40)
This JACL celebration took place at the Olympic Hotel in Downtown Seattle.
Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
av Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
Oral history Interview of Morris and Cherry Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0005
Oral history of George Wakiji (ddr-csujad-28-2)
av Oral history of George Wakiji (ddr-csujad-28-2)
Oral history Interview of George Wakiji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0003
Oral history recording with Frances Ishii Lyon and Kiyo Anne Fujimoto (ddr-csujad-53-1)
av Oral history recording with Frances Ishii Lyon and Kiyo Anne Fujimoto (ddr-csujad-53-1)
An oral history recording with Frances Ishii Lyon and Kiyo Anne Fujimoto, daughters of Frank and Hisa Ishii. Frank Ishii was the first president of the Japanese American Citizens League in Long Beach. The family was first "evacuated"; from Long Beach to Santa Anita race track assembly center, then incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. …
Oral history with Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi (ddr-csujad-29-394)
av Oral history with Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi (ddr-csujad-29-394)
An oral interview with Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi, incarceree at the Santa Anita detention facility. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0968. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3595.3_T01
Statement by Clifford Uyeda (ddr-densho-122-571)
doc Statement by Clifford Uyeda (ddr-densho-122-571)
Re: Resolution adopted by San Francisco Chapter JACL about JACL actions during WWII
Resolution before the National Board of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) (ddr-densho-122-135)
doc Resolution before the National Board of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) (ddr-densho-122-135)
Re: vote to cease attempts by the redress committee to introduce a redress bill to Congress.
Letter submitted to Pacific Citizen by Clifford Uyeda (ddr-densho-122-570)
doc Letter submitted to Pacific Citizen by Clifford Uyeda (ddr-densho-122-570)
Response to Mike Masaoka's criticism of San Francisco JACL chapter resolution
Resolution adopted at 36th Biennial National Convention of JACL (ddr-densho-122-573)
doc Resolution adopted at 36th Biennial National Convention of JACL (ddr-densho-122-573)
Re: the Recognition of and Apology to the Nisei Resisters of Conscience of WWII
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