Girls Club Leaders

Title

Girls Club Leaders

Description

Thousands of Japanese Americans resettled in Chicago after being released from the "internment camps" where they were held in segregation during World War II. To help each other rebuild their lives in a new environment, many young people formed clubs to socialize, participate in sports, and assist others in the community.

The young women pictured here were leaders of various girls' clubs and can be identified as (left to right) Patsy Kawanaga, Toshi Ando [Oda], Sue Okubo [Oshita], Hide Suzuki [Tekawa] and Betty Kawanaga [Fukuda]. The sixth woman is unidentified.

Source

Mary and James Numata Photograph Collection

Publisher

Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago

Date

1949

Rights

© JASC Legacy Center Archives, Chicago

Format

Photograph

Type

Still Image

Identifier

1999_002_Numata

Coverage

Chicago
United States
1949

Original Format

Photograph

Files

1999_002_Numata.jpg

Comments

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Geolocation

Date Added
June 11, 2014
Collection
Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago
Item Type
Still Image
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Citation
“Girls Club Leaders,” Alliance Community Collections, accessed July 23, 2017, http://ccacommunitycollections.omeka.net/items/show/6.