• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Created Date
  • 1944
  • Description
  • In his letter, Hirabayashi writes about his work with the Fellowship Center in Spokane, seeking to find a peaceful way to "cultivate interracial fellowship." He also describes his legal troubles as a result of his refusal to fill in the form for citizens of Japanese ancestry and his refusal to partake in a physical before one of the local boards as part of the processing for selective service. Hirabayashi writes "the local board will not press... more
    In his letter, Hirabayashi writes about his work with the Fellowship Center in Spokane, seeking to find a peaceful way to "cultivate interracial fellowship." He also describes his legal troubles as a result of his refusal to fill in the form for citizens of Japanese ancestry and his refusal to partake in a physical before one of the local boards as part of the processing for selective service. Hirabayashi writes "the local board will not press charges on either of those counts. Instead they will speed up my order for induction to a CPS [Civilian Public Service] camp. And then, I'm sure I'll be arrested. The only thing in doubt is the time element. The longer the better for me; this is one time I'll hope for government red tape to go to work." Hirabayashi explains his wholehearted opposition to the evils of war and his conscientious decision to take no part in it. He expresses frustration that the government is interrupting the work he is trying to do to work for peace. According to... less
  • Format
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    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