Cherry Kinoshita Segment 1

Leadership roles as a child (ddr-densho-1000-34-1) - 00:03:51
Relationship with Issei parents (ddr-densho-1000-34-2) - 00:02:18
Finished with high school and working when Pearl Harbor was bombed (ddr-densho-1000-34-3) - 00:01:59
Observing father's reaction upon hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-34-4) - 00:01:57
Being questioned by the FBI over the family's short wave radio (ddr-densho-1000-34-5) - 00:03:33
Feeling "suspect" because of community atmosphere following the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-34-6) - 00:02:25
Trying to decide what to pack in preparation for mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-34-7) - 00:03:27
Early memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: poor meals, primitive latrines, and guard towers (ddr-densho-1000-34-8) - 00:04:31
Gaining perspective, a growing realization of injustice (ddr-densho-1000-34-9) - 00:04:47
Meeting new people upon arrival at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (ddr-densho-1000-34-10) - 00:03:55
Leaving camp, moving east (ddr-densho-1000-34-11) - 00:05:48
Getting involved in the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) (ddr-densho-1000-34-12) - 00:05:35
Not sharing very much about personal beliefs with family (ddr-densho-1000-34-13) - 00:01:19
Early days of redress (ddr-densho-1000-34-14) - 00:04:10
Issues surrounding the decision to seek monetary compensation (ddr-densho-1000-34-15) - 00:05:18
Issues surrounding the decision to form a commission to study redress (ddr-densho-1000-34-16) - 00:04:34
Getting involved in the Seattle Evacuation Redress Committee; the first Day of Remembrance (ddr-densho-1000-34-17) - 00:05:07
Preparing Seattle's Japanese American community for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings (ddr-densho-1000-34-18) - 00:11:05
The cathartic and educational aspects of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians hearings (ddr-densho-1000-34-19) - 00:06:02
Continuing the push for redress (ddr-densho-1000-34-20) - 00:02:39
Becoming a citizen lobbyist (ddr-densho-1000-34-21) - 00:09:28
Honing a personal style of lobbying (ddr-densho-1000-34-22) - 00:06:15
Discussion of strengths as a lobbyist (ddr-densho-1000-34-23) - 00:12:15
(ddr-densho-1000-34-24) - 00:02:38
Dealing with the opposition to redress (ddr-densho-1000-34-25) - 00:02:26
Reflecting on the accomplishments of redress (ddr-densho-1000-34-26) - 00:08:24
The impact of redress on personal life (ddr-densho-1000-34-27) - 00:03:12
Thoughts for future generations: "Get involved" (ddr-densho-1000-34-28) - 00:03:02
Future issues for the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1000-34-29) - 00:04:56
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Leadership roles as a child

00:03:51 — Segment 1 of 29

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September 26, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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Cherry Kinoshita

Cherry Kinoshita Interview

02:16:56 — 29 segments

September 26, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born October 13, 1923, in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Green Lake area. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in National and Seattle Chapter JACL politics, especially during the drive for redress in the 1970s and 1980s. Cherry Kinoshita passed away on July 29, 2008.

Becky Fukuda, interviewer; Tracy Lai, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho