Attorney General Dick Thornburgh presents three elderly Japanese-Americans with redress checks

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Historical Society of Long Beach Newspaper Photograph Collection

The caption above the photograph reads, "WASHINGTON, Oct. 9--ON BENDED KNEE--Attorney General Dick Thonburgh [Thornburgh] crouches on bended knee to present $20,000 checks to three elderly Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, during a ceremony at the Justice Department Tuesday. Accepting the checks are, from left: Kisa Iseri, Ontario, Ore., Hau Dairiki, Sacramento, Calif., and Mamoru Eto, Santa Monica, Calif. They were also presented with a signed apology from President Bush for their wrongful detention." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: hslb_npc_0019



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