Title:Letter from Mizuye Hirose to [Afton] Nance, 1943 Jul 1
Creator:Hirose, Mizuye, 1925-2008
Subject:Nance, Afton Dill
Japanese Americans-- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Description:Handwritten letter from Mizuye Hirose to Afton Nance, 1943 July 1.
8K-7-E Amache, Colo. July 1, 1943 Dear Mrs. Nance, June 23, I attended Mutsuo’s graduation exercise held in the new high school building. The boys all wore white shirt and dark trousers and girls white blouse and pastel skirts. Reminded me when I graduated from Dana Jr. High School in San Pedro. June 24, we recieved our diploma from Amache High School. We were able to wear caps and gowns. To my great happiness we were able to graduate like any other graduates in the country. When we first attended this school we were so discouraged, for the teachers were always changing or sometime we were without teachers, and there was no books but just lectures which becomes very boring while listening to them every day. But this last semester the classes became very interesting to me. One reason, I am sure was that the Caucasian teachers became informal and more interested in us. Public speaking teacher and dramatic teacher both started to joke around with us. I surely envie Mutsuo and the 10th graders who are just entering the high school. Back home we will stay in the shadow while the majority group manage the school but here they have a great chance to become President, the student body as any body else. I learned more about how school is managed than in any other school I attended. Maybe because the school is new and we make the constitution for the school, etc. This was one place we didn’t follow traditions we made them. Yours very sincerely Mizuye Hirose
Publisher:Japanese American National Museum
Date:1943 July 1
Format:1 item ( 2 p. letter ) ; sheet 25 x 17 cm.
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