George Aki oral history interview, part 1 of 2, February 18, 2006

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Aki talks about his childhood in Livingston, California. He describes his community in Livingston, California. He discusses his grandparents, siblings, father, and mother. He talks about growing up in a Christian colony. He briefly discusses historic figures. He describes the forced removal process and volunteering for military service. Aki talks about segregation in Fresno, California and in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He explains his relationship with African American soldiers. He describes a conflict with his colonel and a general. He describes how his colonel and general were fired. He discusses primary school. He tells a story about being bullied while in college. Aki explains how he broke the color barrier for playground directors. He revisits his experiences with discrimination. He describes the Japanese American community in Fresno, California. He talks about his childhood leisure time and his experiences while in Japanese language school. He explains how he moved into the ministry. He shares his philosophy on ageing.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:58:49

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0640_01_Aki

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/640-Aki-George-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1914 Sep 11

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Aki, George: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “George Aki oral history interview, part 1 of 2, February 18, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1051908.