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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Graduate (ddr-densho-359-259)
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Alice Kawamoto poses with her high school diploma.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-3)
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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)
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Caption below the photogrpah in the album "Sadako Nakata Bainbridge High"