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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img "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Jack Natsuhara" (ddr-densho-201-305)
Portrait of a Japanese American schoolboy. Caption on front: "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Jack Natsuhara."
img "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Masao Sakagami." (ddr-densho-201-306)
Portrait of a Japanese American schoolboy. Caption on front: "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Masao Sakagami."
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)
Roosevelt Grade School third grade rhythm band (ddr-densho-62-6)
img Roosevelt Grade School third grade rhythm band (ddr-densho-62-6)
Edith Watanabe is the triangle player in the bottom left corner. She doesn't remember anything about being in that band. Top row, L to R: Herbert Miller, Norman Grimbly, Claude Young, Helen Reed, Willie Sue Young, Billie Stinchey, June Elstead, Elsie Ovenall, Jack Stinchey, Louise Neff, Milton Reed. Middle row, L to R: Helen Lay, Evelyn …
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.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
Select article titles: "'Red' smear over Hawaii statehood refuted by CL; anti-Nisei editorial in Oklahoma slammed by senator" (p. 1); "Anti-Japanese bigotry injected by Tulsa editorial fighting Hawaiian statehood" (p. 1); "House surveying Japanese Labor Program in Cal." (p. 1); "1st Nisei 'reported killed' in Korea very healthy, re-enlists for 6 years" (p. 1); "Sponsors seek …
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)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 20 (November 14, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 20 (November 14, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-46)
Select article titles: "Sign final compromise claim, $36 million on 26,552 awards" (p.1); "'Nigger' just 'bad grammar' rules L.A. judge as house vandalism case filed" (p. 1); "Prospects brighter for choking off filibuster in U.S. Senate" (p.2); "Japan-born soprano making Met debut has 'Italian voice', comments her teacher" (p. 3); "Problem of integration worries Nisei parent …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
Select article titles: "School desegregation order of high court hailed by JACL" (p.1); "Two held for death of Chicago Nisei, police admit delay for medical help" (p.2)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
Select article titles: "Housing bias hits Minnesota Nisei, but public reaction comes to rescue" (p.1); "No school integration problem in Northwest, Seattleites welcome Hiroko from Kobe, Japan" (p.1); "Nisei in Canada in unique role to contribute to larger cultural pattern of their country" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
Select article titles: "De facto segregation in Richmond schools hit" (p. 1); "New Civil Rights Weapon" (p. 2); "Nisei-led Huck Finn outing cited as American democracy in action" (p.3); "A Sansei's Heritage" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 16 (October 17,1969) (ddr-pc-41-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 16 (October 17,1969) (ddr-pc-41-42)
Select article titles: "New guidelines for morality prepared" (p. 1); "'Evacuation': Vivid Memories" (p. 1); "It's legal under 'Title II': No warning, no trial, and you're in jail" (p. 1); "Wartime loyalty of Issei, Nisei reiterated in dramatic TV series" (p. 3); "Japanese in Chicago called 'quiet minority'" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
Select article titles: "Medallions, Hosokawa books presented at White House 'first'" (p. 1); "Depper appreciation of American heritage urged for new Guidelines" (p. 1); "Racist comment on Japanese by S.F. United Crusade executive protested" (p. 1); "Seattle Issei in Central Area seek help, hurt by inadequate insurance" (p. 4).
Ryo Morikawa Recollections (ddr-densho-446-349)
doc Ryo Morikawa Recollections (ddr-densho-446-349)
Autobiography: Ryo's parents, Life in San Diego, 11 months in Japan, Evacuation, Married Life
Garden Grove Elementary School students (ddr-csujad-29-281)
img Garden Grove Elementary School students (ddr-csujad-29-281)
Photograph titled: "Garden Grove Grammar School students." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P224
Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
img Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
Envelope of postcards from different Japanese girls schools
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.
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