U.S. History

"Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America"

Matthew Briones

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Matthew Briones, American history professor at the College at the University of Chicago reports on the life of Charles Kikuchi, a Japanese American who was sent to an internment camp alongside 100,000 other Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.  Mr. Kikuchi kept a journal throughout his life and recalls his time in the camp, his enlistment in the U.S Army and his later career as a social worker in New York City.  Matthew Briones speaks with Cornel West, professor in the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University at Hue-Man Bookstore in New York City.

About the Authors

Matthew Briones

Matthew Briones is an assistant professor of American history at the College at the University of Chicago.


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"Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America"

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  • Saturday, July 14th at 9:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, June 24th at 12:30am (ET)
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