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. 106, No. 25 (June 24-July 1, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 25 (June 24-July 1, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-25)
Selected article titles: "Eligibility Issue on Redress Bill Still Unresolved" (p. 1), "'Dear Colleague' Letter: Conservative Congressmen Urge Colleague Support for Redress" (p. 1), "Nisei Veterans Focus on 1993 Celebration" (pp. 1, 3), and "JACL Candidates for National President Speak Out" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 8 (September 23, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 8 (September 23, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-33)
Selected article titles: "Mineta Bill Would Have Supreme Court Review WW2 Cases" (p. 1), "Census Bill Cleared for House Vote" (p. 1), "EEOC Sues Hyster for Anti-Japanese Ad Campaign, Use of Racial Slurs" (pp. 3-4), and "JACL-LEC Treasurer's Report: Mission Accomplished!" (p. 5).
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