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Letter from Lincoln Kanai to Joseph R. Goodman, describing Kanai's incarceration at the Heart Mountain camp. Kanai writes of racism and ignorance brought about by racial segregation, and the need to transform the goodwill of people "on the outside" into political power to fight back against unjust government actions. Personal correspondence, organizational records, government documents, publications, and other papers created or collected by Joseph R. Goodman documenting the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, as well as organized resistance to incarceration. Included in the collection are records of the Japanese Young Men's Christian Association and the Japanese American Citizens' League in San Francisco, including papers of the Japanese YMCA's executive secretary Lincoln Kanai; Sakai family papers; Goodman's correspondence to and from Japanese American incarcerees, organizations opposing forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, the War Relocation Authority, and others; publications, photographs, and ephemera from the Topaz Relocation Center, where Goodman taught high school; War Relocation Authority records and publications; and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and reports about forced removal and incarceration created by various government, religious, and civic organizations, in California and nationwide.
Correspondence 2 pages, 10.5 x 8 inches, handwritten application/pdf
World War II--Incarceration camps World War II--Resistance and dissidence World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees Race and racism--Discrimination Identity and values--Nisei Activism and involvement