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Ralph Lazo and Tama Kikuchi

Ralph Lazo was an American of Mexican-Irish decent. When he found out that his Japanese American friends were being unjustly forced into concentration camps, he volunteered to go to Manzanar to be with them. He was welcomed into the Manzanar environment without a problem. Ralph was a cheerleader and president of his class. His friends say that he was a role model and a source of leadership for them. Ralph believed in justice, and knew that the Japanese Americans' situation was an extremely unconstitutional one.

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This picture of Ralph Lazo and Tama Kikuchi was taken at the beach after World War II, and after Ralph left the army. Tama is Frank Kikuchi's wife, and Ralph … More »


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