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Hana Tada leading a group of Japanese Americans in singing "God Bless America" at a service in 1984
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Caption above image reads, "GOD BLESS AMERICA--Hana Tada, 93, (center) leads group of Japanese-Americans in singing 'God Bless America' at a service here 2/19 commemorating the internment of them & 3,600 other Japanese-Americans in camps here during WWII. Tada & her group do not speak English, saying they were too busy making livings as farmers to learn, & sang using phonics. They said it was their duty to their nation to participate in the service, where a plaque designating the internment area here as a state historical landmark. The Japanese-Americans were held in the rodeo grounds here as a security measure, the War Department said."
The Newspaper Photograph Collection is made up of photographs that were printed in the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Independent newspapers, between the 1950s and early 2000s.
black and white, 8 x 10.5 inches
Identity and values--Old people
Reflections on the past--Camp pilgrimages
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
Salinas, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Salinas
Historical Society of Long Beach, Long Beach, California
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Newspaper Photograph Collection

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