Senator Daniel K. Akaka, D-Hawaii, introduced the redress bill in the US Senate.
Remembering Henry Miyatake: A man with the plan
OCTOBER 13, 2014
History demands that the person who gave birth to an idea must be recognized when it reaches maturation.
—Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Z. Smith, on Henry Miyatake, 1997
A one-liner from the October 3 edition of the Auburn (Washington) Reporter reported under “Deaths:”
Miyatake, Henry, 85, September 16.
After all he did for the Japanese American community and everyone who was affected by E.O. 9066, which means all of us residing in the United States, he gets a one-liner in the County Register. I shed a few tears over that thought. And then I wrote:
“Great man, restless mind
Died alone, apparently;
Maybe he wanted it that way.
I couldn’t think of anything more to write.
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Later, I remembered half-promises to him.
“Bob,” Henry said about…
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