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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…

    1,069 views
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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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    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…

    1,431 views
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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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    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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    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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    Book Discussion on A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America

    Greg Robinson talked about his book, A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 
    The eighth annual Roosevelt…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Japanese-American Internment Camp Art

    Delphine Hirasuna talked about her book The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 and the exhibit based on it held at the Smithsonian’s…

    1,656 views
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    Book Discussion on Charlie Chan

    Yunte Huang talked about the life and times of Hawaii detective Chang Apana (1871-1933) and cultural impact that the fictional character based on him produced. He spoke at D.G. Wills…

    1,550 views
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    Book Discussion on A Sense of Duty

    Only a couple of days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Quang Pham, his mother, and siblings were driven out of Saigon on a motor scooter by their father, a South Vietnamese…

    450 views
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    History of the Japanese-American Military Intelligence Service

    A panel of Japanese-American Military Intelligence Service (MIS) veterans who fought in WWII and Korea talked about the contributions they made for the intelligence service. Because of…

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    Grace Sugita Hawley Oral History Inteview, Part 2

    Grace Sugita Hawley talked about being detained during World War II. She was 10 years old and living in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She and her family…

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    Grace Sugita Hawley Oral History Inteview, Part 1

    Grace Sugita Hawley talked about being detained during World War II. She was 10 years old and living in Honolulu, Hawaii, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She and her family…

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