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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School Portrait (ddr-densho-325-157)
img School Portrait (ddr-densho-325-157)
School portrait of one of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi's nephews.
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)
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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).
Four women standing outside house (ddr-densho-383-52)
img Four women standing outside house (ddr-densho-383-52)
Left to right: Hatsue Aoki, Haruye Teramaye, unidentified woman, and Kim Takehara.
George Tokuda (ddr-densho-383-387)
img George Tokuda (ddr-densho-383-387)
Portrait taken for graduation from Everett High School.
Floyd Tokuda graduation portrait (ddr-densho-383-2)
img Floyd Tokuda graduation portrait (ddr-densho-383-2)
Portrait taken for graduation from Everett High School.
Two women sitting in field with parasol (ddr-densho-383-53)
img Two women sitting in field with parasol (ddr-densho-383-53)
Left to right: Kim Takehara and Hatsue Aoki.Written on album page below photograph: "Kim, Hats".
Ione McGee and man on a wagon (ddr-densho-383-99)
img Ione McGee and man on a wagon (ddr-densho-383-99)
Ione McGee was the schoolteacher in Mukilteo in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Written on album page below photograph: "Miss McGee".
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