• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • In his letter to the Fellowship, an organization that supported Hirabayashi throughout his imprisonment, Hirabayashi discusses his expectation that the court will not decide in his favor in his upcoming trial. He writes from the King County Jail, stating "This is not a feeling of defeation; only a realization of the climate of the day. I do not blame the court for that which I expect. The court seeks to perform its patriotic duty. Realism poin... more
    In his letter to the Fellowship, an organization that supported Hirabayashi throughout his imprisonment, Hirabayashi discusses his expectation that the court will not decide in his favor in his upcoming trial. He writes from the King County Jail, stating "This is not a feeling of defeation; only a realization of the climate of the day. I do not blame the court for that which I expect. The court seeks to perform its patriotic duty. Realism points to two important elements--race prejudice and war hysteria. Yet my idealism does not permit me to surrender. I am somewhat aware of what was and is; I have a glimpse of what ought to be. I seek to live as though the ought to be is." He closes the letter by thanking the Fellowship for their continued support throughout his ordeal. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013