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    Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink

    Professor Judy Wu talked about the life and career of Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink (D-HI). She was interviewed at the 2016 meeting of the Organization of American Historians in…

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    Asian Pacific American Institute Awards Dinner

    President Obama spoke at an awards dinner held by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies to honor Asian-American and Pacific Islander leaders. He talked about…

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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…

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    History of Oakland's Chinatown

    Wlliam Gee Wong, author of Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America, talked about the history of Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood and his experience as a Chinese American…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Korematsu v. United States

    Peter Irons and Karen Korematsu talked about the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu V. United States, in which the court ruled 6-3 that Japanese internment camps were necessary for the…

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    Japanese-American Archival Collection

    Julie Thomas Marielle Tsukamoto talked about the forced relocation of Japanese Americans by the U.S. government following the attack on Pearl Harbor. She also showed items from…

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    Book Discussion on Dandelion Through the Crack

    Kiyo Sato talked about her book Dandelion Through the Crack: The Sato Family Quest for the American Dream, in which she tells the story of her family, including life in Sacramento,…

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    Go for Broke

    A short from the War Relocation Authority highlighting the 442nd infantry that was comprised of Japanese Americans.

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    Open Phones with Erika Lee

    Erika Lee talked about her book, The Making of Asian America: A History, and responded to viewer calls. She was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held at the Walter E.…

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    Book Discussion on The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about…

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    Asian Immigration and Angel Island

    University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee talks about Asian immigration to the West coast from 1830 to 1930, including the role of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island in the 20th…

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    Q&A with Jan Jarboe Russell

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about the…

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    Japanese American National Museum

    Bill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at Heart…

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    Press and Japanese Internment in World War II

    Professor Richard Reeves talked about the internment experiences of the Japanese on the U.S. West coast and how the press fueled hysteria over sabotage. He spoke about how the…

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    1943 Film Japanese Relocation

    Milton Eisenhower hosted and narrated this 1943 film that attempts to justify the need to move Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps in isolated areas of the…

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    1944 Film A Challenge to Democracy

    This film documents the living conditions of Japanese Americans held in Internment Camps in Arkansas and Wyoming during World War II. The film also shows the contributions of Japanese…

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    Asian Americans and the Law

    The first three Asian American judges in New York talked about their immigrant backgrounds and careers. “Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary” was…

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    Book Discussion on City Girls

    Valerie Matsumoto talked about about her book, City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, in which she chronicles the experiences of American-born, second generation…

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    Book Discussion on The Latehomecomer

    Kao Kalia Yang talked about her book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, in which she shares her family’s experience of living in a refugee camp in Thailand before resettling…

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    Book Discussion on A Principled Stand

    Lane Hirabayashi talked about his book, A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States, in which he discusses his uncle, Gordon Hirabayashi, whose case challenging the…

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