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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Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-1)
img Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-1)
Original black and white photographic print of the Adelphons, a young women's service group of the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen's League, in formal attire. Back Row (left to right): Sumiko “Sue” (Kawasaki) Fujino, unidentified, Minnie (Oyama) Abe, Ochiyo (Nishioka) Hasuike, unidentified, Mary (Furusho) Iwasaki, Tamae "Butch" Yamamoto, Kathryn (Kawata) Niita, Irene (Kawata) Nakagawa, …
Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-2)
img Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-2)
Black and white photographic negative of the Adelphons, a young women's service group of the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen's League, in formal attire. Back Row (left to right): Sumiko “Sue” (Kawasaki) Fujino, unidentified, Minnie (Oyama) Abe, Ochiyo (Nishioka) Hasuike, unidentified, Mary (Furusho) Iwasaki, Tamae "Butch" Yamamoto, Kathryn (Kawata) Niita, Irene (Kawata) Nakagawa, Sophie …
Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-3)
img Adelphons Group Photo (ddr-one-1-3)
Black and white photographic negative of the Adelphons, a young women's service group of the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen's League, in formal attire. Back Row (left to right): Sumiko “Sue” (Kawasaki) Fujino, unidentified, Minnie (Oyama) Abe, Ochiyo (Nishioka) Hasuike, unidentified, Mary (Furusho) Iwasaki, Tamae "Butch" Yamamoto, Kathryn (Kawata) Niita, Irene (Kawata) Nakagawa, Sophie …
Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
doc Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the Japanese Christian Mission in North America. This book traces the history of JCC within the larger setting of national and local events, and some of the photos and narratives may be of interest. Ai Chih Tsai was pastor at JCC from 1948 to …
Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-487)
img Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-487)
Tets and Sumi Sumida at JACL Installation Dance in January 1949. Caption written on the page in the photograph album is "JACL Installation Dance Jan 1949".
Men and women pose in evening wear (ddr-densho-379-484)
img Men and women pose in evening wear (ddr-densho-379-484)
Caption written on the page in the photograph album is "JACL Installation Dance Jan 1949".
Japanese American Citizens League reception at National Convention (ddr-densho-379-436)
img Japanese American Citizens League reception at National Convention (ddr-densho-379-436)
In the photograph from left to right are Mike Masaoka, Marjorie Yohko Sumida Matsumoto, Todd Endo, and Dan Matsumoto.
Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-485)
img Couple sitting at a table (ddr-densho-379-485)
Yuri and Aiji Endo at JACL Installation Dance in January 1949. Caption written on the page in the photograph album is "JACL Installation Dance Jan 1949".
Award winners of JACL National Rhetorical Contest (ddr-densho-379-437)
img Award winners of JACL National Rhetorical Contest (ddr-densho-379-437)
In the photograph from left to right are Dee Dee Ishida, Roy Nishikawa, Todd Endo, and Carol Suzuki, winners of the JACL National Rhetorial Contest
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