Sharon Maeda Interview Segment 14

Family background: grandparents' immigration from Japan (ddr-densho-1000-529-1) - 0:03:55
Description of father (ddr-densho-1000-529-2) - 0:02:50
Description of mother (ddr-densho-1000-529-3) - 0:03:38
Values instilled by parents (ddr-densho-1000-529-4) - 0:04:50
Growing up in Portland and Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-529-5) - 0:03:42
Going to school with few other children of color (ddr-densho-1000-529-6) - 0:04:45
Experiencing racism in school (ddr-densho-1000-529-7) - 0:06:01
Participating in numerous college activities (ddr-densho-1000-529-8) - 0:03:39
Working as an art educator (ddr-densho-1000-529-9) - 0:03:01
Becoming executive director of Pacifica Radio Network (ddr-densho-1000-529-10) - 0:08:36
Forming a media company and then working for HUD (ddr-densho-1000-529-11) - 0:02:43
Still working, even in retirement (ddr-densho-1000-529-12) - 0:03:02
Working with political campaigns (ddr-densho-1000-529-13) - 0:05:05
Mother's attendance at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (ddr-densho-1000-529-14) - 0:03:57
Activities with the Ethnic Cultural Center at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-529-15) - 0:03:31
Impacts of the previous generations' experiences (ddr-densho-1000-529-16) - 0:05:31
Mother's initial reticence to support activist activities (ddr-densho-1000-529-17) - 0:06:40
Description of "intergenerational trauma" (ddr-densho-1000-529-18) - 0:02:38
The "model minority myth": "it really is a curse" (ddr-densho-1000-529-19) - 0:02:33
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-529-20) - 0:02:26
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Mother's attendance at the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians

0:03:57 — Segment 14 of 20

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Sharon Maeda

Sharon Maeda Interview

1:23:17 — 20 segments


Seattle, Washington

Sansei female. Born February 16, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where parents had resettled after leaving the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, during World War II. Moved at an early age to Portland, Oregon, and then Seattle, Washington. Attended the University of Washington where she was active in student groups. Got involved in numerous political campaigns supporting Asian American candidates. Worked as an art educator in the public schools before going on to a career in media, communications, and journalism.

Barbara Yasui, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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