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Narrator George Yoshida

Nisei male. Born April 9, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Parents immigrated from Japan in the early 1900s. Attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School in Seattle before his family moved to East Los Angeles in 1936. Incarcerated in Poston Detention Camp #1, Arizona, in April 1942. While in camp, helped organize the "Music Makers," …

Narrator Eric K. Yamamoto

Sansei male. Born 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Attended law school at UC Berkeley, California and became involved with the Asian Law Caucus. After graduating, returned to Hawaii. In the 1980s, left job in Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area to become a member of the pro bono legal team for Korematsu v. United States, a …

Narrator Norman Mineta

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1931, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and served in the military as an intelligence officer in Japan and Korea. Served on the San Jose City Council from 1967 to 1971, and as mayor …

Narrator Alan Nishio

Sansei male. Born August 9, 1945, at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, where his parents were incarcerated during World War II. Grew up in the Venice area of California, and became increasingly politically active while attending the University of California, Berkeley, during the Free Speech Movement during the late 1960s. Earned a master's degree at the …

Narrator Dave Tatsuno

Nisei male. Born March 31, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Spent difficult childhood years in San Francisco under care of a guardian while family lived in Japan. Graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley before World War II. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and then to Topaz concentration …

Narrator Fred Y. Hoshiyama

Nisei male. Born December 7, 1914, in Livingston, California, where parents helped to establish a farming community called the Yamato Colony. Lost father at a young age, and moved to San Francisco, California, before World War II, and attended Berkeley. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the …

Narrator Hubert Yoshida

Sansei male. Born April 20, 1939, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, where father's parents farmed. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Colorado. Lived for a time in Colorado before the family returned to farm in Watsonville. Attended school in …
Suggestions for resolutions about evacuees of Japanese ancestry (ddr-csujad-18-4)
doc Suggestions for resolutions about evacuees of Japanese ancestry (ddr-csujad-18-4)
Presents arguments and supporting "data" to assert that the claim that "America is a white man's country" is "un-American"; that the Government must make a greater effort to supply housing and financial aid for people who are resettling; that those opposing resettlement are "making a mockery of our war aim to ensure justice and freedom"; and …
Pastors at Forward Movement Conference (ddr-csujad-57-37)
img Pastors at Forward Movement Conference (ddr-csujad-57-37)
A group of pastors in formal clothing, including two women, stands before the First Friends Church, located at 13205 (310 E.) Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif. [Handwritten on photomat] Pastors at Forward Movement Conference. Whittier, Cal. S. J. Pickering (E. Whittier) ; Cal Jones (Alamitos) ; Eli Reece (Los Angeles) ; H. C. Hollingsworth (Sunnyside) ; Geo. …

Narrator Bob Suzuki

Nisei-han male. Born January 2, 1936, in Portland, Oregon, where father worked for the railroad. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family moved to a small community outside of Spokane, Washington, to farm. Went to UC Berkeley and Caltech, then taught at …
Minoru Kiyota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-36)
vh Minoru Kiyota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-36)
Kibei male, born October 12, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Raised primarily in San Francisco, California, spending four years in Hiratsuka, Japan. Was incarcerated with his family at Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Refused to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and as a consequence was moved to Tule Lake Segregation Center, California. In Tule, he renounced his U.S. …

Narrator Paul Nagano

Sansei male. Born, June 17, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in "Little Tokyo," and the Boyle Heights area. During World War II, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Became ordained as a Baptist minister while incarcerated, ministering to fellow camp inmates and leading ecumenical worship services in camp. Left Poston to attend …

Narrator Minoru Kiyota

Kibei male, born October 12, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Raised primarily in San Francisco, California, spending four years in Hiratsuka, Japan. Was incarcerated with his family at Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Refused to sign the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and as a consequence was moved to Tule Lake Segregation Center, California. In Tule, he renounced his U.S. …
Dale Minami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-141)
vh Dale Minami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-141)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the …
Ryo Imamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-27)
vh Ryo Imamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-27)
Sansei male, born April 28, 1944, in the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. His father was the late Rev. Kanmo Imamura, a former Bishop of Hawaii and a minister for the Hawaii Kyodan and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). His mother Jane Imamura composed many of the children's gathas sung in the Dharma Schools. Both …
Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
vh Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the …
Dale Minami Interview I (ddr-densho-1012-6)
vh Dale Minami Interview I (ddr-densho-1012-6)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the …

Narrator Ryo Imamura

Sansei male, born April 28, 1944, in the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. His father was the late Rev. Kanmo Imamura, a former Bishop of Hawaii and a minister for the Hawaii Kyodan and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). His mother Jane Imamura composed many of the children's gathas sung in the Dharma Schools. Both …
Donald K. Tamaki Interview (ddr-densho-1021-10)
vh Donald K. Tamaki Interview (ddr-densho-1021-10)
Born in 1951, Donald K. Tamaki spent his formative years in the era of the African American and Asian American civil rights movements. He studied at the Asian American Studies program at University of California, Berkeley, and became a lawyer inspired by the significant social and political changes of the 1970s. In the early 1980s, he …

Narrator Dale Minami

Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the …
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