Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview

Roger Shimomura talked about his life. As a child growing up during World War II, he was detained along with his family and other… read more

Roger Shimomura talked about his life. As a child growing up during World War II, he was detained along with his family and other Japanese Americans at the Minidoka internment camp in Idaho. He later became an artist whose work focused on creating pieces that examine issues such as ethnicity, race, and the Japanese-American experience throughout the 20th century.

This is a portion of an interview from the Densho Visual History Collection which was conducted by Alice Ito for Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. It took place on March 18, 2003, in Seattle, Washington. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Ito, Alice Interviewer Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
  • Shimomura, Roger University Distinguished Professor University of Kansas->Visual Art Department

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Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
300099-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Jul 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 11, 2011

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  • Jul 09, 2011 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2011 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 11, 2011 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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