Sunday, May 29, 2022
Eleanor Roosevelt played a key role in the formation of this council, working with university presidents, her Quaker friend Clarence Pickett and various government officials to help Japanese American students leave internment camps and continue their education. It was a bureaucratic and political nightmare but ultimately 3613 students were placed in 680 universities throughout the country.
- Japanese American Museum of Oregon has a resource page for educators to access JAMO in the Classroom
- Open Archive News: “To take the burden off of my soul”: Oral history collection documents Japanese American university students during World War II internment