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Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
doc Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop taking place in San Francisco, California (February 14, 1992).
Redress: An Oral History of the Office of Redress Administration (ddr-densho-1020-13)
av Redress: An Oral History of the Office of Redress Administration (ddr-densho-1020-13)
In 1988, Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, a historic piece of legislation that sought, for the first time, to provide a measure of justice to Japanese Americans nearly 40 years after their incarceration during World War II. The Japanese American Redress program that resulted is a little-known success story of …

Narrator Lisa Johnson

Born in Alexandria, Virginia. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Project Manager with the ORA from 1990 to 2000.

Narrator Martha Watanabe

Born in Chicago, Illinois. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as an Administrator with the ORA from 1989 to 1991. After leaving the ORA, worked with the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, the Office …

Narrator Pam Rouse Dixon

Born in Newport News, Virginia. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Document Technician with the ORA from 1997 to 2000. After the ORA sunset, continued to work for the Department of Justice/Civil …

Narrator Emlei "Emi" Kuboyama

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as an Attorney with the ORA from 1995 to 1998. After leaving the Department of Justice, continued working as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department …

Narrator Robert "Bob" Bratt

Born in Bethesda, Maryland. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. From 1988 to 1992, was Administrator for the Office of Redress Administration as well as Executive Officer for the Civil Rights and Criminal Division. After …
[Newspaper clipping titled:] ORA denies some camp-born children (ddr-csujad-55-2091)
doc [Newspaper clipping titled:] ORA denies some camp-born children (ddr-csujad-55-2091)
Newspaper clipping regarding the status of redress and reparations claims, cases currently under review by the Office of Redress Administration, and payments from the Department of Justice to non-Japanese individuals who chose to accompany their spouse to an incarceration camp during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …

Narrator Tink Cooper

Born in Atlanta, Georgia. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Was Legal Counsel for the ORA from 1991 to 2000. After leaving the ORA, was Chief and Deputy Chief, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Branch, …

Narrator Angela Noel Gantt

Born in Wilmington, Delaware. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Program Management Analyst for the Special Verification Unit of the ORA from 1991 to 1995. After leaving the ORA, following a brief …

Narrator William "Bill" Kaneko

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. As President of the Honolulu chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, worked with the ORA from 1989 to 1998. Later pursued a legal career in Honolulu with …

Narrator Joanne Chiedi

Born in Washington, D.C. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as the ORA's Deputy Director, Verification Unit, from 1989 to 1997. After leaving the ORA, went on to work as the Deputy Executive Officer, …

Narrator Kay Ochi

Born in San Diego, California. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Acted as a community liaison with the ORA from 1989 to 2000 as an officer of the Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) in Los Angeles. …
Emi Kuboyama, Office of Redress Administration (ORA) Oral History Project (ddr-densho-1020)
Collection Emi Kuboyama, Office of Redress Administration (ORA) Oral History Project (ddr-densho-1020)
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the evacuation and incarceration of Japanese Americans with Executive Order 9066. Forty-six years later, Congress sought to belatedly address this injustice with the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which established a process of redress for those harmed by 9066. Housed within the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the …

Narrator Alice Kale

Born in Virginia. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Historical Researcher with the ORA from 1988 to 1996. After retirement in 1996, worked as a consultant to DOJ on a variety of …
Martha Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1020-2)
vh Martha Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1020-2)
Born in Chicago, Illinois. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as an Administrator with the ORA from 1989 to 1991. After leaving the ORA, worked with the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, the Office …
Lisa Johnson Interview (ddr-densho-1020-3)
vh Lisa Johnson Interview (ddr-densho-1020-3)
Born in Alexandria, Virginia. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Project Manager with the ORA from 1990 to 2000.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, …

Emlei
vh Emlei "Emi" Kuboyama Interview (ddr-densho-1020-12)
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as an Attorney with the ORA from 1995 to 1998. After leaving the Department of Justice, continued working as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department …
Tink Cooper Interview (ddr-densho-1020-7)
vh Tink Cooper Interview (ddr-densho-1020-7)
Born in Atlanta, Georgia. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Was Legal Counsel for the ORA from 1991 to 2000. After leaving the ORA, was Chief and Deputy Chief, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Branch, …
Pamela Rouse Dixon Interview (ddr-densho-1020-9)
vh Pamela Rouse Dixon Interview (ddr-densho-1020-9)
Born in Newport News, Virginia. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Document Technician with the ORA from 1997 to 2000. After the ORA sunset, continued to work for the Department of Justice/Civil …
Robert
vh Robert "Bob" Bratt Interview (ddr-densho-1020-6)
Born in Bethesda, Maryland. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. From 1988 to 1992, was Administrator for the Office of Redress Administration as well as Executive Officer for the Civil Rights and Criminal Division. After …
Angela Noel Gantt Interview (ddr-densho-1020-4)
vh Angela Noel Gantt Interview (ddr-densho-1020-4)
Born in Wilmington, Delaware. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as a Program Management Analyst for the Special Verification Unit of the ORA from 1991 to 1995. After leaving the ORA, following a brief …
Kay Ochi Interview (ddr-densho-1020-10)
vh Kay Ochi Interview (ddr-densho-1020-10)
Born in San Diego, California. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Acted as a community liaison with the ORA from 1989 to 2000 as an officer of the Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) in Los Angeles. …

Narrator Aaron Zajic

Born in Baltimore, Maryland. During the Redress Movement, worked for the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA), which was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Was the ORA's Manager, Stage II Verification Team, from 1990 to 2000. By 1993 some of the ORA staff began working on Civil Rights investigations, …
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