WWII Interviews – Japanese Internment


The Elk Grove Unified School District initiated the Time of Remembrance Oral Histories Project in 2006. The interviews build on the work and legacy of the late Mary Tsukamoto, who devoted her life to promoting social justice for all, regardless of race, creed, or ethnicity. Thanks to the commitment of her daughter Marielle to continue her mother’s work, the support of the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) to produce high-quality interview clips, and funding through EGUSD’s Teaching American History Grant, students and teachers across the state and nation can learn about the internment experience through first-hand accounts.

Note: Funding for the editing of the interviews was provided by a grant from the California State Library through the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

Link to Interview Archives

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