Contents 1 History 2 Organizational structure 3 Awards 4 Activities 5 References 6 External links


History[edit] The Japanese word denshō (伝承) means "to pass on to future generations." The organization was founded in 1996 with a primary goal of collecting personal testimonies from Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. Over the years, its mission expanded to "educate, preserve, collaborate, and inspire action for equity". Densho uses digital technology and best archival practices to collect, record, preserve, and share its oral histories, documents, photographs, newspapers,[2] and other primary source materials documenting the wartime detention of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese descent without due process of law.


Organizational structure[edit] Densho is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status, founded in Seattle in 1996 as a project of the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce of Washington State. It became an independent organization in 2002.[3] The annual operating budget is approximately $.5 million. Densho has a Board of Trustees with nine members and a staff of seven, led by Executive Director Tom Ikeda. Program activities are supported by over 100 volunteers and graduate student interns. Financial support is provided by foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorship of the Sushi & Sake Fest fundraising event, and individual donations.


Awards[edit] Densho has received the first NPower Innovation Award[4] for groundbreaking use of technology; the Association of King Country Historical Organization long-term project award;[5] an American Library Association citation for online history;[6] and a Washington State Historical Society award.[7] The Executive Director, Tom Ikeda, has received a Humanities Washington Award[8] for outstanding contributions to the humanities and the Japanese American Citizens League Biennium Award,[9] among other honors.


Activities[edit] Densho's online archive contains over 700 hours of indexed and transcribed video interviews and 10,000 historic photos and documents. The website also includes free social studies curricula meeting Washington-State standards. Over 350 video interviews detail individuals' experiences at the 10 War Relocation Authority camps as well as the Justice Department and War Department detention facilities. In addition, Japanese Americans who were not detained, as well as Caucasian employees in the camps tell their stories to Densho. Prominent people such as Norman Mineta, Senator Daniel Inouye, Dale Minami are included in the collection, but the organization's goal is to capture life stories of diverse Japanese Americans from all walks of life. Densho continues to interview survivors of the camps and others who can describe how the forced removal and detention affected people's lives. The broader goal is to inform the public about the false basis for the mass incarceration so that a similar injustice does not affect another group. Densho presents public education programs such as author talks, and collaborates with cultural organizations such as the Wing Luke Asian Museum, the Museum of History and Industry, and the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center. Densho assists oral history generation and preservation by other ethnic heritage and cultural organizations, such as the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. These efforts expand and enrich Densho’s mission by drawing connections with the Japanese American experience and other little-recorded and seldom discussed stories of discrimination, racism, and stereotyping faced by many ethnic communities, both in the past and today. Densho offers curriculum units investigating civil liberties issues. For example, the lesson "Causes of Conflict" guides students through a study of the issues of immigration via the essential question: "How do conflicts over immigration arise from labor needs and social change?" In the unit "Dig Deep," they explore the media and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II by asking the question, "How do members of a democracy become fully informed so that they can participate responsibly and effectively?" In the unit "Constitutional Issues: Civil Liberties, Individuals, and the Common Good," students find answers to the question, "How can the United States balance the rights of individuals with the common good?" Densho's education efforts encourage students' critical thinking and respect for everyone's civil liberties.


References[edit] ^ "Saving Densho Memories". Seattle Times. December 22, 2006.  ^ Chawkins, Steve (May 3, 2007). "Barbed Wire and Free Press". Los Angeles Times.  ^ About Densho, retrieved online: 2009-05-17 ^ "NPower Seattle Recognizes Densho as Winner of Nonprofit Innovation Award". My Wire. October 23, 2005.  ^ "2007 Award Recipients". Association for King County Historical Organizations. July 2007.  ^ "World Class Achievement: Saluting the 2007 ALA Award Winners". American Library Association.  ^ "Washington State Historical Society Awards". Washington State Historical Society.  ^ "Past Recipients of Humanities Washington Award". Humanities Washington.  ^ "Remarks for the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation: Japanese American Citizens League 2004 National Convention". U.S. Department of Transportation. August 14, 2004. 


External links[edit] Official website v t e Internment of Japanese Americans Key topics Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Executive Order 9066 Executive Order 9102 Korematsu v. United States Ex parte Endo Lordsburg Killings War Relocation Authority History of Japanese Americans Propaganda for Japanese-American internment Concentration camps Gila River Granada Heart Mountain Jerome Manzanar Minidoka Poston Rohwer Topaz Tule Lake Assembly centers Arboga Assembly Center Fresno Assembly Center Mayer Assembly Center Merced Assembly Center Owens Valley Reception Center Parker Dam Reception Center Pinedale Assembly Center Pomona Assembly Center Portland Assembly Center Puyallup Assembly Center Sacramento Assembly center Salinas Assembly Center Santa Anita Assembly Center Stockton Assembly Center Tanforan Assembly Center Tulare Assembly Center Turlock Assembly Center Woodland Civil Control Station Citizen Isolation centers Leupp Isolation Center Moab Isolation Center Old Raton Ranch Camp Camp Tulelake Detention facilities Catalina Federal Honor Camp Crystal City Alien Enemy Detention Facility Fort Lincoln Alien Enemy Detention Facility Fort Missoula Alien Enemy Detention Facility Fort Stanton Alien Enemy Detention Facility Kenedy Alien Enemy Detention Facility Kooskia Alien Enemy Detention Facility Santa Fe Alien Enemy Detention Facility Seagoville Alien Enemy Detention Facility Tuna Canyon Detention Station Army facilities Camp Blanding Camp Forrest Camp Livingston Camp McCoy Camp Florence Fort Bliss Internment Camp Fort Howard Internment Camp Fort McDowell Internment Camp Fort Meade Internment Camp Fort Lewis Internment Camp Fort Richardson Internment Camp Fort Sam Houston Internment Camp Fort Sill Internment Camp Griffith Park Detention Camp Haiku Internment Camp Honouliuli Internment Camp Kalaheo Stockade Kilauea Military Camp Lordsburg Internment Camp Sand Island Internment Camp Stringtown Internment Camp Notable incarcerees See: Category:Japanese-American internees In the arts Allegiance Born Free and Equal Farewell to Manzanar No-No Boy The Invisible Thread Under the Blood Red Sun When the Emperor was Divine List of documentaries List of feature films Legacy Japanese American redress and court cases Renunciation Act of 1944 Japanese-American Claims Act Day of Remembrance CWRIC Civil Liberties Act of 1988 Japanese American National Museum Densho Long Journey Home Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Japanese American Internment Museum Category Coordinates: 47°35′58″N 122°18′48″W / 47.599312°N 122.313388°W / 47.599312; -122.313388 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Densho:_The_Japanese_American_Legacy_Project&oldid=757431341" Categories: Civil detention in the United StatesHuman rights abusesInternment of Japanese AmericansJapanese-American culture in Washington (state)Non-profit organizations based in SeattleHidden categories: Coordinates on Wikidata


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