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    Japanese-American Internment and Redress

    Speakers talked about the events surrounding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. They provided family anecdotes concerning conditions in the camps and discussed…

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    Book Discussion on Chinese Girl in the Ghetto

    Ying Ma talked about her book, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, in which she chronicles her experiences after moving from China to Oakland, California at the age of ten. She expected to…

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    The Chinese in America, Part 2

    Historian Charlie Chin visited San Francisco’s Chinatown and told the story of the Chinese in America to a group of college students. He described how Chinese migrant laborers…

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    The Chinese in America, Part 1

    Historian Charlie Chin visited San Francisco’s Chinatown and told the story of the Chinese in America to a group of college students. The group visited the Chinese Historical…

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S.…

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    Representative Doris Matsui Oral History Interview

    Next, we feature U.S. Representative Doris Matsui of California who serves on the House Rules Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During the Clinton…

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    Representative Mike Honda Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Representative Mike Honda of…

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    Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii…

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    Norman Mineta Oral History Interview

    Norman Mineta, a Democrat from California, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995, as Commerce Secretary for President Clinton, and Transportation Secretary for…

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    Book Discussion on Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

    Matthew Briones briefly spoke about his book that reports on the life of Charles Kikuchi, a Japanese American who was sent to an internment camp alongside 100,000 other Japanese Americans…

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    The Constitution and the Camps

    Matthew Shimura’s video, The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment, was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam…

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    Japanese-American Internment in World War II

    Professor Ellen Wu showed some slides as she lectured on Japanese-American internment in the United States during World War II.

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    Japanese American National Museum

    Next, a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles Little Tokyo. Our tour guide is docent Bill Shishima, who was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at…

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    Little Tokyo

    Declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995, Little Tokyo near downtown Los Angeles has been the center of Japanese culture in southern California since the early 1900s. Bill…

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    Book Discussion on The Shifting Grounds of Race

    Scott Kurashige talked about the role African Americans and Japanese Americans played in the social and political struggles that remade twentieth-century Los Angeles in less than a century…

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    Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony

    Senator Daniel Inouye -- a Medal of Honor recipient who served with the famed all-volunteer, Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team -- was the keynote speaker at the dedication and…

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    Japanese American National Museum Preview

    Bill Shishima gave a tour of a portion of a barracks from the World War II Heart Mountain Relocation Center that is on display in the Japanese American National Museum in Los…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Korematsu v. United States

    Dean Chemerinsky delivered his argument for including Korematsu v. United States in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1944…

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    Ehren Watada Oral History Interview

    Ehren Watada talked about his life and military career. In June 2006, Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq. Lieutenant Watada…

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    Cherry Kinoshita Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Cherry Kinoshita talked about her life and her efforts to obtain redress for the internment of Japanese Americans. She spent the war years at Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington and…

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