Importance of education in achieving redress for incarceration

Importance of education in achieving redress for incarceration

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I feel that the major contribution has to do with the educational process, which is a major underpinning of the whole redress movement, because we were a people unknown to the rest of the country. And because what happened to the Japanese Americans was not in a textbook, nobody knew it happened. It's like it's a fable, 'You're making it up.' Or people's need to deny that their country is their mother -- 'mother'. 'Mother does nothing wrong.' It would be like the Holocaust, people say 'That never happened. Jews are making it up.' So, the same thing with our people.

Date: August 28, 1998
Interviewer: Darcie Iki, Mitchell Maki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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