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img Nisei soldier and the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-1)
T-Sergeant Ben Kuroki (center front), a famous Nisei war hero, poses with the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the Minidoka concentration camp newspaper. Front (left to right): Mitsu Yasuda, Cherry Tanaka, Ben Kuroki, Kimi Tambara, and Kerry Soejima. Middle: Mitsuko Miyoshi, unidentified, Sachi Yasui, Miye Takatsuka, Masako Tsujikawa, and Watson Asaba. Back: Johnny Okamoto, Peter Ohtaki, …
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-2)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, is shown in the paper's office. Far right (left to right): Takako Matsumoto (left) and Elsie Sata. Front (left to right): unidentified, Kimi Tambara, Cherry Tanaka, John Kanda, Miyuki Inouye, and Sachi Yasui. Back: Mitsuko Miyoshi, Harry Nakata, Watson Asaba, unidentified, unidentified, Mitsu …
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the weekly newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, outside the paper's office. The Minidoka Irrigator, a weekly paper, ran from September 10, 1942, through July 28, 1945, and contained news about the camp and of the war when Nisei began enlisting. Japanese Americans with a background in journalism worked on …
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-4)
People of various ages worked on the Minidoka Irrigator, the newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp. Issei were in charge of writing the Japanese section of the newspaper, for those who did not understand English. The Nisei concentrated on stories in English. Front (left to right): Kimi Tambara, Cherry Tanaka, and Mitsu Yasuda. Middle: Miyuki Inouye …
img Sweetheart Beauty Pageant winners (ddr-densho-10-5)
Finalists in the Minidoka concentration camp Sweetheart Beauty Pageant surround the winner. Left to right: Barbara Kurimura, Pauline Tamiyasu, Chizuko Hayashi, Kimi Takatsuka, Noble Kodama, Pearl Hirata, and Fumi Kinoshita. The Sweetheart Beauty Pageant began in the winter of 1943. The contest was designed to lighten the mood of the camp. Each block, or camp division, …
img President Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-6)
Onlookers watch as President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Left to right: Senator Spark Matsunaga (Hawaii), Representative Norman Mineta (California), Representative Patsy Saiki (Hawaii), Senator Pete Wilson (California), Representative. Don Young (Alaska), Representative Robert Matsui (California), Representative Bill Lowery (California), and Harry Kajihara, President, National JACL. The man in the back is …
img Governor signing the Washington State Redress Bill (ddr-densho-10-7)
Governor John Spellman of Washington State signs a state bill allocating redress payments of $5,000 each for thirty-eight Nisei state employees who lost their jobs during World War II due to their Japanese ancestry. Front row (left to right): Cherry Kinoshita, Governor John Spellman, Miye Ishihara, and Frank Kinomoto. Back: unidentified, Representative Gary Locke, Paul Ellis, …
img Governor signing redress bill for Seattle school clerks (ddr-densho-10-8)
Governor Booth Gardner of Washington State signs a state bill authorizing redress payments to twenty-seven former Nisei employees of the Seattle School District who lost their jobs during World War II due to their Japanese ancestry. (Information on back of the photograph.) The signing took place at the historic Nippon Kan Theatre in Seattle's International District, …
img Cake celebrating the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-9)
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 …
img Issei waiting to receive their redress checks (ddr-densho-10-11)
Four Issei, all at least 100 years of age, waiting to receive their redress checks at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Mr. Katsuo, Ms. Wakamatsu, Mr. Ishimitsu, and Mr. Nakagawa. The fifth Issei recipient, Mr. Frank Yatsu, is not pictured. The man standing behind Ms. Wakamatsu is unidentified. The Civil Liberties …
img Seattle Evacuation Redress Committee (ddr-densho-10-12)
The Seattle Evacuation Redress Committee was formed in 1973. The original committee members were photographed during a video session on the redress movement. Left to right: Shosuke Sasaki, Henry Miyatake, Chuck Kato, Mike Nakata, and Ken Nakano.
img Seattle Evacuation Redress Committee (ddr-densho-10-13)
The Seattle Evacuation Redress Committee was formed in 1973. The original committee members were filmed for a video on the redress movement. Left to right: Chuck Kato, Mike Nakata, Henry Miyatake, Ken Nakano, and Shosuke Sasaki. Videographer Dean Hayasaka stands behind Sasaki.
img Seattle School District redress supporters (ddr-densho-10-14)
A resolution was passed on April 25, 1984, to seek redress for Nisei who lost their jobs with the Seattle School District during World War II due to their Japanese ancestry. Shown here are former school district employees and supporters of that resolution. Front (top to bottom): Alice Kawanishi; Mako Nakagawa, past president of the JACL; …
img Mayor signing the Day of Remembrance proclamation (ddr-densho-10-15)
Mayor Charles Royer of Seattle, Washington, signs the proclamation for the Day of Remembrance. Behind him (left to right): Henry Miyatake, Shosuke Sasaki, Arlene Oki, Ron Mamiya, Floyd Schmoe, Cherry Kinoshita, and Dr. Minoru Masuda. Annual Day of Remembrance ceremonies are held in many Japanese American communities on or around February 19th, the day Executive Order …
img Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-10-16)
Minidoka's Block 28 1st prize for Christmas decoration.
img Scene at a redress event (ddr-densho-10-19)
Caption on banner: "Redress - Personal Justice Restored."
img Filming a redress meeting (ddr-densho-10-24)
Caption on reverse: "Dean Wong, Dean Hayasaka (camera), John Esaki / Video crew - May 13, 1990."
img Attending the National Japanese American Memorial dedication (ddr-densho-10-25)
Caption on reverse: "N JA Memorial Dedication / Washington D.C. / Nov. 2000."
img Departing the JACL National Convention of 1986 (ddr-densho-10-26)
Caption on reverse: "To Cherry - I-4 / E. Sato / Departure - Hyatt Regency / Saturday, July 26, 1986."