Public schools

Nisei (second-generation) children attended public schools alongside children of other races, although schools in Nihonmachi (Japantown) neighborhoods were overwhelmingly Japanese ethnically. Since Japanese was usually spoken at home, many Nisei learned to speak English in public school. In Seattle, people fondly remember the Bailey Gatzert elementary school whose white principal remained in touch with her students after they were taken to the camps. The Japanese Americans who would have graduated from high school and college in spring 1942 were removed to camps before they could complete the year and attend commencement.

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Public schools (144)

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Gentlemen's Agreement, McKinley High School

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Franklin High School students (ddr-densho-182-100)
img Franklin High School students (ddr-densho-182-100)
Franklin High School. Mariko Fujioka, front row, 4th from left. Margaret Ouchi, front row, 5th from left.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-6)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-6)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 2nd row 2nd from right. On the back of the photograph students have signed their names in correspondence to their postion in the photograph.
Graduate (ddr-densho-359-259)
img Graduate (ddr-densho-359-259)
Alice Kawamoto poses with her high school diploma.
Senior Class at Quilcene (ddr-densho-359-257)
img Senior Class at Quilcene (ddr-densho-359-257)
Alice Kawamoto poses for a class portrait with the other Seniors of her school.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 7th from right. On the back of the photograph each student has signed their name in correspondence to their position in the photograph.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-3)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-3)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 2nd row 9th from left. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed at the bottom.
Student (ddr-densho-359-255)
img Student (ddr-densho-359-255)
A fellow student of Alice Kawamoto, Ella Taylor. The caption on the page in the album is "Last Day of school at Quilcene".
Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-208)
img Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-208)
Caption written below photograph in album "Leland School 4th grade 1927".
Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-221)
img Leland school group photograph (ddr-densho-359-221)
Written below the photograph in the ablum "Leland School - 1931".
Class portrait (ddr-densho-359-2)
img Class portrait (ddr-densho-359-2)
A group of students from the high school in Leland, Washington. Alice Kawamoto is in the first on the right first row. Stamped on the back "Perkins Studio 314 Crown Bldg. Second & James St. Seattle, Wash."
Portrait of a woman (ddr-densho-359-288)
img Portrait of a woman (ddr-densho-359-288)
Caption below the photogrpah in the album "Sadako Nakata Bainbridge High"
Leland School (ddr-densho-359-227)
img Leland School (ddr-densho-359-227)
A photograph of the front of Leland School from 1922.
High school senior portrait (ddr-densho-359-232)
img High school senior portrait (ddr-densho-359-232)
The photograph is signed "Sincerely, Yoshie 1931". The caption under the photograph in the album is " Yonchan - high school graduatioin".
Students (ddr-densho-359-256)
img Students (ddr-densho-359-256)
Alice Kawamoto poses with Marion Kelly outside of the school. he caption on the page in the album is "Last Day of school at Quilcene".
Leland School 8th grade class (ddr-densho-359-226)
img Leland School 8th grade class (ddr-densho-359-226)
Group photograph of the 8th grade class of Leland School. Pictured from left to right Ella Taylor, Rodger Ramsay, Margaret Ramsey, Donald Numberg, Alice Kawamoto, Billie Stout, and Violet Cunningham.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 8th from left. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student with their graduation year in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed at the bottom.
Kawamoto family photograph album (ddr-densho-359-207)
img Kawamoto family photograph album (ddr-densho-359-207)
This family photograph album includes photos covering many subjects including school classes, weddings, farming, vacations and mountain climbing.
High school graduation announcement (ddr-densho-359-9)
doc High school graduation announcement (ddr-densho-359-9)
Alice Kawamoto's graduation annoucement. She graduated valictorian of her class.
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