UPDATE, AUGUST 24, 2012: Videos have been re-encoded and are now viewable on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).
In parts 4-6 of a 1997 interview, former Manzanar Committee chair and one of the founders of the Manzanar Pilgrimage, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, talks about her experiences after leaving Manzanar for the Midwest, her return to Los Angeles after World War II, and her early days as an activist.
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 4-6.
Leaving Manzanar to resettle in the Midwest (6:41)
Returning to face discrimination in postwar Los Angeles (3:23)
Nisei activism, getting involved with local politics and working to repeal Title II (7:34)
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 7-9
Video: Interview With Former Manzanar Committee Chair, Sue Kunitomi Embrey – Parts 10-11
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