Grayce Ritsu Kaneda Uyehara

(1919-2014) Activist for civil rights and redress for World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

Importance of education in achieving redress for incarceration

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Grayce Ritsu (Kaneda) Uyehara was born on the Fourth of July, 1919, in Stockton, California. During World War II, she and her family were incarcerated first at the Stockton Assembly Center, and then sent to a concentration camp in Rohwer, Arkansas. In the 1980s she worked tirelessly as an activist with the Japanese American Citizens League to organize efforts to secure redress from the United States government for Japanese Americans incarcerated during the war.

She passed away on June 22, 2014 at age 94.  (Jully 2014)

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