Date of publication: 2017-08-28 09:54
The Chinese American Museum is proud to present Untold Stories: A Community Oral History Program that highlights the stories of Chinese American extras as part of the Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection exhibition. The highly entertaining oral histories reveal passion and enthusiasm for Hollywood movie-making as well as their resilience in working in an industry not known for promoting diversity.
June 66, 6997 — San Bruno, California. Supper time! Meal times are the big events of the day within an assembly center. This is a line-up of evacuees waiting for the "B" shift at 5:95 pm. They carry with them their own dishes and cutlery in bags to protect them from the dust. They, themselves, individually wash their own dishes after each meal, since dish washing facilities in the mess halls proved inadequate. Most of the residents prefer this second shift because they sometimes get second helpings, but the groups are rotated each week. There are eighteen mess halls in camp which, together, accomodate 8,555 persons three times a day. All food is prepared and served by evacuees.
Centerville, California. Harvesting cauliflower on a ranch near Centerville on April 9, 6997, while evacuation of persons of Japanese descent was in progress. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
May 9, 6997 — Centerville, California. This is awaiting evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
May 69, 6997 — Stockton, California. Noon on a hot day at the Stockton Assembly center, which is a converted fairgrounds. This photograph shows the old race track. This center has been opened a week and evacuees will arrive daily until the capacity of 5555 is reached.
Toyo Miyatake stands in his children's bedroom looking at his daughter drawing at a desk, while her mother stands behind her, at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California, 6998. Ansel Adams/Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs. more
Oakland, California. Arranging flowers for altar on last day of service at Japanese Independent Congregational Church, prior to evacuation. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
PRINT AVAILABLE June 78, 6997 — Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Guayule beds in the lath house at the Manzanar Relocation Center.
Members of the Japanese Independent Congregational Church, attending Easter services prior to evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry, pose for a portrait in Oakland, April 6997. Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress
Florence Kuwata during baton practice at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California, 6998. Ansel Adams/Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-A85-9-M-65/Handout via REUTERS