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.

Public schools (130)

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Class portrait (ddr-densho-325-218)
img Class portrait (ddr-densho-325-218)
Class portrait from 1940. Sumito Horiuchi is pictured in the last row third from the left. Hisa Nimura is pictured in the front row second from right.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 12 (September 19, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 12 (September 19, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-38)
Select article titles: "JACL hails desegregation rule" (p.1); "PC column on claims makes 'Congressional Record'" (p.8)
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-45-10)
vh Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-45-10)
Comparing education in the United States and Japan: military focus in Japan
George Morihiro Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-182-11)
vh George Morihiro Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-182-11)
Memories of high school: student body treasurer, interracial dating
9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
img 9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1936. Inscription reads: Read A37_09. It appears that this photograph belongs to "Fusako Yoshihara." Autographed by students on ...
Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
img Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are nine photographs of Ukichi Taenaka's high school graduation in 1934. Include the Hollywood Bowl, Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia, his high school classmates, and his family members. A group photograph of the 1934 class members, including Ukichi Taenaka, is included. See this ...
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.
Leland School (ddr-densho-359-227)
img Leland School (ddr-densho-359-227)
A photograph of the front of Leland School from 1922.
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".
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 45 (June 4, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-212)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 45 (June 4, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-212)
"Civil Rights Unit Selects JACL Leader" (p. 1), "High Schools in Seattle Will Graduate 65 Nisei at June Commencements" (p. 1)
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.
Report Card (ddr-one-3-75)
doc Report Card (ddr-one-3-75)
George Kida's report card from Klickitat County Public Schools for the his eighth grade year from 1927-1928.
Elementary school class (ddr-densho-34-48)
img Elementary school class (ddr-densho-34-48)
Front row (left to right): Akira Sakuma, unidentified, Masakatsu (Bear) Omoto, unidentified, unidentified, Shig Moritani, and Peter Ohtaki. Second row: Toshio Chihara, unidentified, Toshio Terashita, Masa Chihara, George Terashita, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified. Third row: unidentified, unidentified, Yae Yamashita, unidentified, unidentified, Elsie Amatatsu, and Michi Yamashita. The teacher is unidentified.
Grade school class photo (ddr-densho-109-3)
img Grade school class photo (ddr-densho-109-3)
Fife Grade School, grades two and three. The teacher is Mrs. Corey.