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 (1819)

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 secretaries (ddr-densho-277-74)
doc White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League secretaries (ddr-densho-277-74)
A list of the JACL White River Valley Chapter members who acted as secretaries from 1930 to 1964.
White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League scholarship recipients (ddr-densho-277-69)
doc White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League scholarship recipients (ddr-densho-277-69)
A list of the JACL White River Valley Chapter members who received scholarships between 1961 and 2008
Thank you letter (ddr-densho-277-189)
doc Thank you letter (ddr-densho-277-189)
A letter thanking Mr. and Mrs. Dodobara for their donation to the White River Valley JACL Chapter.
doc "Development and growth" (ddr-densho-277-18)
Document regarding the "development and growth" of the Valley Civic League.
Correspondence regarding a JACL election (ddr-densho-277-192)
doc Correspondence regarding a JACL election (ddr-densho-277-192)
Request from the Omaha JACL Chapter to the White River Valley JACL Chapter to vote for K. Patrick Okura for National President.
White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League Social/Sunshine leaders (ddr-densho-277-68)
doc White River Valley Chapter, Valley Civic League Social/Sunshine leaders (ddr-densho-277-68)
A list of the JACL White River Valley Chapter members who acted as the "Social/Sunshine" leaders from 1930 to 2009.
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