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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Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 35 (ddr-densho-1000-10-35)
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Schooling in postwar Seattle: a "cosmopolitan" school environment
Takashi Matsui Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-45-10)
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Comparing education in the United States and Japan: military focus in Japan
Henry Miyatake Interview I Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-53-6)
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Prewar education, being "indoctrinated" at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School in Seattle
Kay Matsuoka Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-48-3)
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Childhood memories: working on the family farm, attending school, and receiving training in Japanese culture and customs
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
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