Resistance and dissidence

Resistance to exclusion and incarceration took many different forms: non-compliance with exclusion orders and concomitant court cases challenging them, refusal to obey draft orders, labor strikes, and individual and group protests within the camps.

World War II (215)
Resistance and dissidence (80)

80 items
doc "We Should Know" Speech by Kiyoshi Okamoto (ddr-densho-122-395)
Speech re: rights of Japanese Americans as citizens defined by Constitution
FBI report on incidents at various camps (ddr-densho-122-891)
doc FBI report on incidents at various camps (ddr-densho-122-891)
Report files by Blaney Barton and George Blair based on information provided by confidential informants inside the camps, pages identifying names of informants redacted from report,
Transcript of leave clearance hearing for Frank Emi and Min Tamesa (ddr-densho-122-821)
doc Transcript of leave clearance hearing for Frank Emi and Min Tamesa (ddr-densho-122-821)
Hearing conducted after Emi and Tamesa attempted to leave camp without leave clearance
Letter from Guy Robertson to Dillon Meyer (ddr-densho-122-449)
doc Letter from Guy Robertson to Dillon Meyer (ddr-densho-122-449)
Reviewing confidential reports of subversive activities at Heart Mountain
doc "Proclamation and Notice of Dissatisfaction and Demand" (ddr-densho-122-823)
By Kiyoshi Okamoto, addressed to The citizens and voters of the U.S.A.; the Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Hon. Henry L. Stimson; Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmon; The War Relocation Authority; the Department of Justice, the Congress of the United States and any and all the agents or agencies and individuals and groups of individuals that …
Memo to FBI Inspector M.E. Gurnea (ddr-densho-122-391)
doc Memo to FBI Inspector M.E. Gurnea (ddr-densho-122-391)
Notes on illicit activities in internment camps, incomplete document
Dillon S. Myer's National Broadcasting Company network address (ddr-densho-381-7)
doc Dillon S. Myer's National Broadcasting Company network address (ddr-densho-381-7)
An advance release copy of Dillon S. Myer's address over the National Broadcasting Company network about the loyalty of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in concentration camps and their living conditions.
Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
doc Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
A previously confidential federal investigation of Takami Hibiya's history, family, and American loyalty.
doc "The Soliloquy of an African Ant-Eater" (ddr-densho-419-2)
A poem Min Yasui wrote under the pseudonym, "The Mad Mongolian" while he was in Multnomah County Jail. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
doc "Japanese Nisei" (ddr-densho-419-1)
A poem written by Min Yasui. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
doc "Why Are We Here?" (ddr-densho-419-4)
A poem written by Min Yasui. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
doc "That Damned Fence" (ddr-densho-419-3)
A poem written by Min Yasui while he was incarcerated in Minidoka concentration camp. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
Reasons I didn't report for the physical examination and pre-induction (ddr-csujad-55-2471)
doc Reasons I didn't report for the physical examination and pre-induction (ddr-csujad-55-2471)
Statement by Noboru Taguma regarding his reasons for not reporting for the physical examination and pre-induction including denial of civil rights, "evacuation," segregation in the armed forces, and classification as enemy aliens. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2577
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, March 7, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-535)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, March 7, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-535)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion on petition regarding restoration of rights, communications, and incarcerees who refused to report for physical examination. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0537
One for all-all for one (ddr-csujad-55-534)
doc One for all-all for one (ddr-csujad-55-534)
Statement regarding the Fair Play Committee's opposition to the selective service and notice of their refusal to attend the physical examination at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0536
Noboru Taguma's,
doc Noboru Taguma's, "reasons I didn't report for physical examination and pre-induction" (ddr-csujad-55-2676)
Noboru Taguma lists his reasons why he didn't report for physical examination and pre-induction. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2840
27 Japs jailed for rebelling against draft order at Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-55-1976)
doc 27 Japs jailed for rebelling against draft order at Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-55-1976)
Clipping of the article, "27 Japs Jailed for Rebelling Against Draft Order at Tule Lake Center." From the Masako Adachi scrapbook, page 20. See also sac_jaac_1953. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1979
Letter to Mamie, November 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-130)
doc Letter to Mamie, November 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-130)
Correspondence to Mamie describing events that occurred at Tule Lake incarceration camp on November 1, 1943. Correspondent describes the labor strike, a visit from Dillon S. Myer, director of the War Relocation Authority, a crowd of Japanese gathering at the camp administration building, the army's response, and the beating of Dr. Pedicord. See this object in …
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, March 6, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-533)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, March 6, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-533)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion with members of the Fair Play Committee on petitions and selective service. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0535
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