Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 7

Positive memories of childhood (ddr-densho-1000-42-1) - 00:02:41
Mushroom hunting excursions with parents (ddr-densho-1000-42-2) - 00:00:56
Growing up in a diverse community (ddr-densho-1000-42-3) - 00:02:46
A high school senior before the bombing of World War II (ddr-densho-1000-42-4) - 00:03:40
Attending school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-densho-1000-42-5) - 00:02:18
Reaction of non-Japanese Americans to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: mixed responses (ddr-densho-1000-42-6) - 00:03:00
Traveling to Puyallup Assembly Center, first impressions (ddr-densho-1000-42-7) - 00:04:41
The trip to Minidoka concentration camp: dirty old trains... (ddr-densho-1000-42-8) - 00:02:54
Replacing anger with a commitment to peace and dealing with the injustice of incarceration: "War is the enemy" (ddr-densho-1000-42-9) - 00:04:51
Student relocation experiences during World War II (ddr-densho-1000-42-10) - 00:04:39
Returning to Seattle after the war (ddr-densho-1000-42-11) - 00:01:11
Opening up family apartment to returning Japanese Americans after the war (ddr-densho-1000-42-12) - 00:03:18
Getting married, having children (ddr-densho-1000-42-13) - 00:03:34
Housing discrimination in postwar Seattle, involvement in open housing effort (ddr-densho-1000-42-14) - 00:01:26
Becoming involved with the Quakers (ddr-densho-1000-42-15) - 00:02:27
Meeting Floyd Schmoe (ddr-densho-1000-42-16) - 00:05:31
Parental teachings: Kanagawa, a Japanese pacifist (ddr-densho-1000-42-17) - 00:03:07
Involvement with the American Friends Service Committee (ddr-densho-1000-42-18) - 00:04:35
Involvement in the civil rights movement (ddr-densho-1000-42-19) - 00:07:41
Getting started in education (ddr-densho-1000-42-20) - 00:02:57
Involvement in the Head Start program in the Seattle Public Schools (ddr-densho-1000-42-21) - 00:04:34
Teaching in the Seattle Public Schools (ddr-densho-1000-42-22) - 00:01:53
Incorporating peace and cultural pluralism into a first-grade classroom (ddr-densho-1000-42-23) - 00:10:50
Description of teaching process (ddr-densho-1000-42-24) - 00:04:28
Teaching about peace in the classroom (ddr-densho-1000-42-25) - 00:04:34
Teaching during Seattle's desegregation efforts (ddr-densho-1000-42-26) - 00:02:30
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Traveling to Puyallup Assembly Center, first impressions

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

00:04:41 — Segment 7 of 26

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December 2, 1997

Densho Visual History Collection


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Akiko Kurose

Akiko Kurose Interview II

01:37:02 — 26 segments

December 2, 1997

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born February 11, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. During World War II, incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Longtime civil rights activist, educator, and pacifist.

(Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.)

Alice Ito, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer


Courtesy of Densho