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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-60-1)
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An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, ...
An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-56-1)
vh An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-56-1)
Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal and incarceration, camp conditions, wartime repatriation ...
An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
vh An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-59-1)
An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview covers her childhood in Florin, California, ...
Kats Kunitsugu - Paul Tsuneishi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-17-1)
vh Kats Kunitsugu - Paul Tsuneishi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-17-1)
Reading of an essay written by a student in an concentration camp school

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life ...

Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-130-10)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-130-10)
Realization in camp that the incarceration constituted a deprivation of constitutional rights
Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-42-19)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-42-19)
Involvement in the civil rights movement

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-222-20)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-222-20)
Sister taking a stand for civil liberties and threatening to walk out of camp
Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-54-16)
vh Henry Miyatake Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-54-16)
"American Democracy and What It Means to Me": a term paper and an act of civil disobedience
Bob Suzuki Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-452-11)
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Involvement in the Asian American Movement and the desegregation of the Pasadena Public Schools
Bob Suzuki Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-452-10)
vh Bob Suzuki Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-452-10)
Getting involved in the Civil Rights Movement and the Title II campaign
Masao Watanabe Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-103-15)
vh Masao Watanabe Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-103-15)
Attitude towards incarceration: "all this liberty and crap was all crap"

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Robert Coombs Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-146-23)
vh Robert Coombs Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-146-23)
Unique challenge of teaching Japanese American students about democracy while in a concentration camp: democracy in the U.S. is "imperfect"
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-123-14)
Journey to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; booing a teacher who spoke of "democracy" in camp

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-147-9)
vh Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-147-9)
Comments on whether or not principles of American democracy were taught in Minidoka
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