California State University Searches For Former Japanese American Students

The following is a press release from the California State University system.


LONG BEACH, CA — Do you know of a Japanese American student who was removed from a California State University campus in 1941-42 and incarcerated in a camp?

Six California State University campuses are searching for 250 Japanese American students who were forcibly removed from CSU campuses during World War II and relocated to prison camps, interrupting their academic careers.

The CSU campuses plan to award these Nisei students Special Honorary Bachelor of Humane Letters degrees as part of the CSU’s Nisei Honorary Degree Project. The CSU project is a result of Assembly Member Warren Furutani’s bill, Assembly Bill 37, which called upon the CSU, University of California and the community colleges to award the degrees. Read more of this post

California State University System To Grant Honorary Degrees To Japanese American Internees

The following was excerpted from press releases issued by the California State University system.


California State University System To Grant Honorary Degrees To Japanese American Internees: Seeking Former Students Who May Be Eligible

LONG BEACH, CA — The California State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to grant honorary bachelor’s degrees to Japanese Americans who were enrolled at CSU campuses and forced to internment camps during World War II. Read more of this post

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