The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor


"The next day I went to school and no one said anything."

"We were in Sunday school class and someone came in and said someone attacked Pearl Harbor and I thought, I don’t know Pearl Harbor. It was a Caucasian Sunday school teacher and we were supposed to go to have a basketball outing, you know, and so we were going to cancel it but Mrs. White, the Sunday school teacher, said, ‘Oh, you need to go over there and go play basketball.’ So we went, and I swear that the whole block right around the high school had their radios outside blasting that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The next day I went to school and no one said anything. I used to eat with all the B-team football players, and I went there and no one else came. After that, I went into the stadium and was eating by myself."


Japanese-American owned grocery store

Japanese-American owned grocery store

The owner of this Oakland, California grocery store posted a large sign proclaiming, "I AM AN AMERICAN," in March 1942 after the Empire of Japan attacked the American naval base in Pearl Harbor. | Source: Wikimedia Commons | Creator: Dorothea Lange View File Details Page

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