Diana Morita Cole Interview Segment 9

Parents' family backgrounds: from the same town in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-483-1) - 0:06:00
Parents' immigration to the United States (ddr-densho-1000-483-2) - 0:11:00
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-483-3) - 0:03:59
Father's work as an orchardist before World War II (ddr-densho-1000-483-4) - 0:04:49
The impact of World War II on Issei father (ddr-densho-1000-483-5) - 0:12:01
The discrimination faced by Japanese Americans in Hood River, Oregon (ddr-densho-1000-483-6) - 0:11:11
Hearing the family's stories of the day of mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-483-7) - 0:10:49
A poignant story of brother's experiences in camp (ddr-densho-1000-483-8) - 0:10:41
Family's decisions regarding answering the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1000-483-9) - 0:08:26
Family's decision to resettle in Chicago after leaving camp (ddr-densho-1000-483-10) - 0:06:11
Growing up in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-483-11) - 0:07:12
Meeting future brother-in-law Art Shibayama (ddr-densho-1000-483-12) - 0:04:52
Description of Art Shibayama (ddr-densho-1000-483-13) - 0:17:02
Adolescent memories of Chicago after the war (ddr-densho-1000-483-14) - 0:09:25
Meeting William Hohri (ddr-densho-1000-483-15) - 0:14:03
Attending college with students of many different ethnic backgrounds (ddr-densho-1000-483-16) - 0:05:00
Meeting future husband and getting involved in the Civil Rights Movement (ddr-densho-1000-483-17) - 0:08:28
Making the decision to move to Canada (ddr-densho-1000-483-18) - 0:11:08
Considering issues of identity while living in Canada (ddr-densho-1000-483-19) - 0:14:02
Examining current events (ddr-densho-1000-483-20) - 0:13:16
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Family's decisions regarding answering the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

0:08:26 — Segment 9 of 20

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September 30, 2019

Densho Visual History Collection


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Diana Morita Cole

Diana Morita Cole Interview

3:10:47 — 20 segments

September 30, 2019

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born May 26, 1944, in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Prior to World War II, parents lived in Hood River, Oregon. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, they were removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring to Minidoka. After leaving camp, the family resettled in Chicago, where parents took jobs in factories. During the Vietnam War, Diana moved to Canada with her husband, a Civil Rights Movement activist, as an act of resistance. Award-winning author of the book Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit.

Virginia Yamada, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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