Cake celebrating the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

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Kinoshita Collection

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was passed on August 10, 1988. The following month, a celebration was held at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. The logo on the cake stands for Issei, Nisei, and Sansei. The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was enacted to redress the wrongs by the United States government against Japanese Americans during World War II. The Act called for a formal written apology from the President and $20,000 in compensation to each survivor incarcerated. The recommendations were made by the government appointed Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. (Identifcation on back of the photograph.)

September 1988


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Courtesy of the Kinoshita Family Collection

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