John Tateishi Segment 1

Living in West Los Angeles just after World War II (ddr-densho-1000-469-1) - 0:08:56
Attending school with students of diverse ethnic backgrounds (ddr-densho-1000-469-2) - 0:09:39
Growing up with paternal grandfather (ddr-densho-1000-469-3) - 0:07:16
Tracing family lineage during a trip to Japan (ddr-densho-1000-469-4) - 0:03:43
Relationship with Kibei father (ddr-densho-1000-469-5) - 0:06:38
Hearing about the World War II incarceration as a young person (ddr-densho-1000-469-6) - 0:05:10
Father's anger about the incarceration, being called a "troublemaker" (ddr-densho-1000-469-7) - 0:14:34
Father's involvement in the "Manzanar Riot," transfer to Topaz (ddr-densho-1000-469-8) - 0:09:17
Finding out many years later that mother had answered "no-no" to the so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-densho-1000-469-9) - 0:14:01
Conflict between father and other Kibei during the war (ddr-densho-1000-469-10) - 0:03:38
The decision to form a commission in the fight for redress (ddr-densho-1000-469-11) - 0:10:56
Internal conflict within the Japanese American Citizens League during the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-469-12) - 0:07:09
Collecting materials for a key meeting with President Reagan (ddr-densho-1000-469-13) - 0:10:44
Meeting with an influential White House advisor during the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-469-14) - 0:05:36
Changes in the Japanese American community's attitude toward the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-469-15) - 0:06:29
Deciding to leave the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1000-469-16) - 0:05:03
The challenges of lobbying members of Congress during the redress movement (ddr-densho-1000-469-17) - 0:07:13
Key factors leading to the passage of the redress legislation: public opinion, community support (ddr-densho-1000-469-18) - 0:11:19
Thoughts on the future of the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1000-469-19) - 0:06:17
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Living in West Los Angeles just after World War II

0:08:56 — Segment 1 of 19

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March 12, 2019

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John Tateishi

John Tateishi Interview

2:34:54 — 19 segments

March 12, 2019

Emeryville, California

Nisei male. Born August 21,1939, in Lawndale, California. Served as National Redress Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was involved in the movement to obtain redress and reparations for Japanese Americans. Founded Tateishi/Shinoda and Associates, a management and public affairs consulting firm. In 1999, became the National Executive Director of the JACL.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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