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

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70th Anniversary of the Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-474-53)
doc 70th Anniversary of the Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-474-53)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary book traces the history of JCC within the context of national and local events.
Seattle JACL 1930 (ddr-densho-474-13)
img Seattle JACL 1930 (ddr-densho-474-13)
Group photo of Seattle JACL. Shiro Hashiguchi in back row, 10th from right
4th Biennial National JACL Convention, 1967 (ddr-densho-474-14)
img 4th Biennial National JACL Convention, 1967 (ddr-densho-474-14)
Group photo of 67 people. Some members are holding signs displaying where they came from.
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