Stanley N. Shikuma Interview I Segment 4

Family history: grandparents' immigration stories (ddr-densho-1000-517-1) - 0:04:38
Father's background and wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-517-2) - 0:05:05
Father's immediate postwar experiences (ddr-densho-1000-517-3) - 0:05:33
Father's family's church activities (ddr-densho-1000-517-4) - 0:04:20
Mother's family background: experiences as a Kibei (ddr-densho-1000-517-5) - 0:03:29
Mother's wartime experiences (ddr-densho-1000-517-6) - 0:05:49
Description of siblings (ddr-densho-1000-517-7) - 0:05:12
Childhood memories of the Japanese American community in Watsonville, California (ddr-densho-1000-517-8) - 0:05:37
Attending school in Watsonville (ddr-densho-1000-517-9) - 0:03:04
Exposure to labor and immigration issues on family's farm (ddr-densho-1000-517-10) - 0:08:41
First attending Stanford as one of only a few students of color (ddr-densho-1000-517-11) - 0:05:47
Helping to establish Asian American student groups at Stanford (ddr-densho-1000-517-12) - 0:05:29
Playing a part as an extra in the film Farewell to Manzanar (ddr-densho-1000-517-13) - 0:02:08
Activities in college (ddr-densho-1000-517-14) - 0:03:56
Internships and traveling after college (ddr-densho-1000-517-15) - 0:05:40
Meeting future wife and moving to Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-517-16) - 0:04:42
Graduating from a nursing program and establishing residency (ddr-densho-1000-517-17) - 0:03:39
Getting involved with the Japanese American Citizens League and other community activities (ddr-densho-1000-517-18) - 0:05:55
Raising a family (ddr-densho-1000-517-19) - 0:05:41
Involvement in numerous community activities (ddr-densho-1000-517-20) - 0:05:50
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Father's family's church activities

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Stanley N. Shikuma

Stanley N. Shikuma Interview I

1:40:42 — 20 segments


Seattle, Washington

Sansei male. Born December 2, 1953, in Brogan, Oregon. Grew up primarily in the Watsonville, California, area, where parents ran a farm. Exposed at an early age to activism and organized labor. Attended Stanford University and then moved to Seattle, Washington, and earned a nursing credential. Has joined and led several prominent Seattle-area taiko (Japanese drum) ensembles. Became involved in numerous Japanese American community and activist groups such as the Japanese American Citizens League, Tule Lake Committee, and Tsuru for Solidarity.

Barbara Yasui, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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