Donald K. Tamaki Interview Segment 13

Family background (ddr-densho-1000-234-1) - 00:08:42
Father's family background (ddr-densho-1000-234-2) - 00:08:57
Parents' return to California after camp (ddr-densho-1000-234-3) - 00:07:49
Growing up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood (ddr-densho-1000-234-4) - 00:03:59
First hearing about the wartime camp experiences (ddr-densho-1000-234-5) - 00:06:10
Influence of the Civil Rights Movement (ddr-densho-1000-234-6) - 00:05:07
Becoming active and taking on leadership roles in high school (ddr-densho-1000-234-7) - 00:09:48
Attending law school and pursuing activist causes (ddr-densho-1000-234-8) - 00:07:56
Becoming executive director of the Asian Law Caucus (ddr-densho-1000-234-9) - 00:02:26
Seeing father testify at the redress hearings (ddr-densho-1000-234-10) - 00:05:31
First considering reopening Fred Korematsu's case (ddr-densho-1000-234-11) - 00:03:36
Meeting Fred Korematsu (ddr-densho-1000-234-12) - 00:11:22
Beginning work on Korematsu's coram nobis case (ddr-densho-1000-234-13) - 00:07:57
Publicity strategies employed by the Korematsu legal team (ddr-densho-1000-234-14) - 00:12:00
Working independently on the Korematsu coram nobis case (ddr-densho-1000-234-15) - 00:07:10
Description of the Korematsu coram nobis legal team (ddr-densho-1000-234-16) - 00:08:53
Working personally with Fred Korematsu (ddr-densho-1000-234-17) - 00:04:51
Reactions to the Korematsu coram nobis verdict (ddr-densho-1000-234-18) - 00:03:32
Hearing Fred Korematsu speak about his experiences (ddr-densho-1000-234-19) - 00:08:10
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Beginning work on Korematsu's coram nobis case

00:07:57 — Segment 13 of 19

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April 17, 2009

Densho Visual History Collection


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Donald K. Tamaki

Donald K. Tamaki Interview

02:13:56 — 19 segments

April 17, 2009

Seattle, Washington

Sansei male. Born May 26, 1951, in Oakland, California. Received law degree from UC Berkeley. In the 1980s, served as a member of the pro bono legal team for Korematsu v. United States, a lawsuit to overturn a 40 year old conviction for refusal to obey exclusion orders aimed at Japanese Americans during World War II, originally upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in landmark decisions.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Lorraine Bannai, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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