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Dr. Sasaki Appointed First Ward Supervisor

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8
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November
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1955
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Legacies Project Oral History: David Yamamoto

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:53am

David Yamamoto was born in 1938 in San Jose, California. He grew up in a predominantly Japanese American community. When he was four, his family was forced to move to an internment camp, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, in Wyoming. The discrimination his family faced during and after World War II shaped his life profoundly. Yamamoto graduated from San Jose State University and got his PhD in special education from Stanford. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship to support his career in educational administration. He has spoken out against civil rights violations throughout his adult life.

David Yamamoto was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2016 as part of the Legacies Project.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Alice Sano

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:05am

Alice Sano was born in 1929 in Los Angeles, California. When the U.S. entered WWII, her family was forced to move to an internment camp along with other Japanese immigrants. Eventually her father secured a job teaching Japanese to army military intelligence students at the University of Michigan, and they moved to Ann Arbor. Sano majored in music theory and cello at the U-M School of Music, and dedicated her career to teaching music.

Alice Sane was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.

Depression-Era Utopia

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26
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December
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1999
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The Internment of Japanese-Americans

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4
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December
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1985
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Three war stories

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13
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September
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1998
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Japanese Americans in Ann Arbor working for University of Michigan, July 1943

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Ann Arbor News, May 6, 1973
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[From Our Pictorial Archives] Ann Arbor 1943: Not all of the Japanese Americans brought to Ann Arbor during World War II were here to help instruct U.S. military personnel in the Japanese language. Several hundred other young Japanese-American men and women were recruited from internment camps in western states to work during the war in dormitories, cafeterias and hospitals here. They had been assembled in "security" roundups in West Coast communities following Pearl Harbor. Francis C. Shiel, retired manager of Service Enterprises for the University, was one of those who visited the camps on the recruiting mission. Shiel said the group scattered quickly after the war but some remained in Ann Arbor. Although the government's treatment of the West Coast Nisei has been widely criticized, the group above appears happy in its campus environment.