Mako Nakagawa

(1937 - 2021) Teacher

Search of family home by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor Not recognizing father after reunion at Crystal City, Texas Living conditions at Crystal City, Texas A child's memories of activities at Crystal City, Texas Thoughts on relationship between Japanese Peruvians and Japanese Americans at Crystal City, Texas Message for future generations

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Nisei female. Born February 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho; and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. In postwar years, became a teacher, principal, and multicultural specialist for Washington State's Superintendent of the Office of Public Instruction. Developed and directed the Japanese American Cultural Heritage Program and the Rainbow Program, one of the first multiethnic educational programs in the country. She passed away on April 4, 2021 at age 84. (July 2021)

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