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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Kay Matsuoka Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-48-9)
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Denied the honor of being commencement speaker because of Japanese ancestry; accepting discrimination, "shikata ga nai"
Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-98-5)
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Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, performances at the Nippon Kan Theatre
Kunio Otani Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-75-3)
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Learning English in school after growing up speaking Japanese
George Yoshida Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-132-6)
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Bailey Gatzert Elementary School: becoming more "Americanized," learning to play the harmonica in music class
George Morihiro Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-182-11)
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Memories of high school: student body treasurer, interracial dating
Ayako Murakami - Masako Murakami Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-63-6)
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Attending Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and the Japanese language school in Seattle, Washington
Masao Watanabe Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-103-7)
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Attending Central grammar school and Broadway high school, Seattle

At the time this interview was taped, Mr. Watanabe was recovering from a recent series of cancer treatments.

Louise Kashino Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-31-6)
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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.

Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-10-35)
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Schooling in postwar Seattle: a "cosmopolitan" school environment
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