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Testimonies emerge from the issei (first generation Japanese) perspective as testifiers demand to speak out in Japanese. Japanese Americans from Terminal Island tell their stories of being forcibly removed from their homes and placed into internment camps.

Introduction by Yasuko Sakamoto of NCRR, and Alina Nakano, granddaughter of Bert and Lillian Nakano.

Part 1 Testifiers: 

Dean C. Allard

Tetsu Saito

Kiyo Yamashita

Saburo Sugita

Mamoru Ogata

Masaharu Tanibata

Henry Murakami

Kanshi Yamashita

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) Los Angeles hearings, Visual Communications and Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) presents SPEAK OUT FOR JUSTICE, the entire gavel-to-gavel tape coverage of the Los Angeles hearings, held August 4 - 6, 1981. We are releasing the full 26 hours of tapes, comprising over 150 testimonies from those impacted by Executive Order 9066, including special introductions by various community members.

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    152 minutes
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    United States