Video: Interview With Former Manzanar Committee Chair, Sue Kunitomi Embrey – Parts 10-11

UPDATE, AUGUST 24, 2012: Videos have been re-encoded and are now viewable on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).


In the final segments of a 1997 interview featuring former Manzanar Committee chair and one of the founders of the Manzanar Pilgrimage, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, discusses the contributions of the various organizations involved in the redress movement, along with her thoughts on the legacy of the redress struggle.

This interview was taped in September, 1997 during the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, which was sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

Sue, who was also the driving force behind the protection and preservation efforts for Manzanar, which is now a National Historic Site, talked for an hour with Glen Kitayama about life at Manzanar, her experiences during the resettlement period, the Manzanar Committee, and the redress struggle.

Thank you to Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and their Executive Director, Tom Ikeda, for granting permission to the Manzanar Committee to stream the entire interview right here on our blog.

Here are parts 10-11.

 

Contributions of different organizations to the redress movement (5:02)

 

Thoughts on the legacy of the redress movement (5:56)

Links to the rest of the interview:
Video: Interview With Former Manzanar Committee Chair, Sue Kunitomi Embrey – Parts 1-3
Video: Interview With Former Manzanar Committee Chair, Sue Kunitomi Embrey – Parts 4-6
Video: Interview With Former Manzanar Committee Chair, Sue Kunitomi Embrey – Parts 7-9

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5 Responses to Video: Interview With Former Manzanar Committee Chair, Sue Kunitomi Embrey – Parts 10-11

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  4. Joyce Sanders says:

    Hi Sue,
    I do not know if you remember me, I was a student at LACC and used to work with you, Amy Iishi, Warren Furutani, Nobuko Miaymoto, Ken Honji and several other students. I was the black female student who used to sing with them. It is so good to see that the committee has moved along so well and is still getting the message out to people. I contacted you because, I had to list committees or civic events I have been involved in for school credit.

    I now live in Las Vegas Nevada and have 2 teenage boys, sorry I do not have any pictures to send you so you can remember what I look like.
    If you get a chance please email me. Is Amy still alive? Have you heard from Ken or anyone else?

    It would be good to hear from you. I miss going to Manzanar!

    Joyce Sanders

  5. Gann Matsuda says:

    Hi Joyce…thank you for your comment. I regret to inform you, however, that Sue Kunitomi Embrey passed away back in May, 2006. We are still going strong, however, working hard to live up to the legacy she left us. Although we could never fill the huge shoes she left behind, we must do our best to try.

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