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)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Gentlemen's Agreement, McKinley High School

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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.
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"
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
"The Development of a Junior-Senior High School Program in a Relocation Center for People of Japanese Ancestry during the War with Japan" is Jerome T. Light's dissertation for his doctorate of Education from Leland Stanford Junior University.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
Volume II of Light's dissertation is the appendix for the dissertation.
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 ...
Louise Kashino Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-31-6)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-31-6)
Memories of Broadway High School: meeting many new Japanese Americans

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Kay Matsuoka Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-48-9)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-48-9)
Denied the honor of being commencement speaker because of Japanese ancestry; accepting discrimination, "shikata ga nai"
Kunio Otani Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-75-3)
vh Kunio Otani Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-75-3)
Learning English in school after growing up speaking Japanese
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-324)
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-324)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on February 13, 1939. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Dorothy Okine, Miss Ethel Stone, Grade 2. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
img McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
A group photograph of music performers 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 1937. Inscription reads: Read a3555. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_010
9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
img 9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
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 1939. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3772. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
img Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
Envelope of postcards from different Japanese girls schools
Letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School, January 31, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-200)
doc Letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School, January 31, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-200)
A letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School addressing Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It informs of changes to the school transportation policy. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_39_001
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