Carolyn Takeshita Interview Segment 17

Family background: grandparents immigrated to Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-217-1) - 00:04:14
Parents' meeting in college (ddr-densho-1000-217-2) - 00:02:19
Memories as a young child in camp (ddr-densho-1000-217-3) - 00:04:03
Family chooses to leave camp for Colorado, influenced by Colorado's governor (ddr-densho-1000-217-4) - 00:03:52
Starting school in Greeley, Colorado (ddr-densho-1000-217-5) - 00:04:39
Meeting many other Japanese Americans in Denver (ddr-densho-1000-217-6) - 00:04:22
Moving back to Los Angeles with family, feeling "a strong sense of Japanese American community" (ddr-densho-1000-217-7) - 00:03:49
Adjusting to life in Montebello, a community with fewer Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-217-8) - 00:04:03
Returning to Denver, noticing changes in the community (ddr-densho-1000-217-9) - 00:05:36
Attending high school (ddr-densho-1000-217-10) - 00:01:36
Growing up as an older Sansei in a community of Nisei (ddr-densho-1000-217-11) - 00:03:06
Description of Denver's Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-217-12) - 00:03:39
Attending college (ddr-densho-1000-217-13) - 00:01:16
Meeting future husband, getting married (ddr-densho-1000-217-14) - 00:02:12
Involvement in Japanese American community organizations (ddr-densho-1000-217-15) - 00:06:38
Helping to establish the Japanese American Heritage School (ddr-densho-1000-217-16) - 00:07:09
Using reparations payment to take family to Japan, meet relatives (ddr-densho-1000-217-17) - 00:02:51
Reliving a repressed memory about the camp experience (ddr-densho-1000-217-18) - 00:06:17
Working with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (ddr-densho-1000-217-19) - 00:03:22
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Using reparations payment to take family to Japan, meet relatives

00:02:51 — Segment 17 of 19

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May 15, 2008

Densho Visual History Collection


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Carolyn Takeshita

Carolyn Takeshita Interview

01:15:03 — 19 segments

May 15, 2008

Denver, Colorado

Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in Japanese American community projects, including Denver Japanese American Heritage School (Chibi no Gakko), Japanese American Resource Center and Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


Courtesy of Densho