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A Heart to Heart: Carlos Bulosan and Japanese Americans - Part 2

Jonathan van HarmelenGreg Robinson

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A Heart to Heart: Carlos Bulosan and Japanese Americans - Part 1

Jonathan van HarmelenGreg Robinson


Kamisama of the Club — Jazz Player James Araki and Bebop in Japan

Jonathan van Harmelen

If there was a sound that defined United States history, it would be jazz. As Amiri Baraka stated in his landmark book Blues People, jazz’s history is intertwined with the black experience from enslavement, emancipation, segregation, and eventually on to migration to cities. Rooted in the Blues and the African …

A Day at the Racetrack: Kenneth Rexroth’s Support for Japanese Americans During World War II

Jonathan van Harmelen


Teiko Ishida – A Woman of Conviction in the JACL — Part 2

Jonathan van Harmelen

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Teiko Ishida – A Woman of Conviction in the JACL — Part 1

Jonathan van Harmelen

For most of its history, the leadership of the JACL has been composed largely of men. Figures such as Mike Masaoka, Saburo Kido, and Clifford Uyeda defined the various eras of the JACL’s existence, and it was not until the election of Lillian Kimura in 1992 that the JACL had …

William Denman: A Voice of Dissent on the Courts - Part 2

Jonathan van Harmelen

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William Denman: A Voice of Dissent on the Courts - Part 1

Jonathan van Harmelen

The U.S. judicial system, by and large, failed to protect the rights of the Japanese American community during World War II. Although the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Francis Biddle, opposed the forced removal of U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, in the end President Roosevelt approved mass removal, leading …

Saving the Voices of the Past: An Interview with Arthur Hansen

Jonathan van Harmelen


Daisuke Kitagawa: Civil Rights and Anti-Racism Activist — Part 1

Jonathan van Harmelen

Throughout Japanese American history, a number of individuals have mobilized in response to incidents of racism facing their community. Along with calling for the end of anti-Japanese discrimination, a smaller number of Japanese American activists, of whom Yuri Kochiyama is perhaps the most prominent, have willingly connected their own experiences …

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