This segment begins with a crop-duster landing at the airport that sits on the old camp site. Jimi Yamaichi then discusses the pay for internees at the Tule Lake Internment - Segregation Center. At first there were three pay scales. Professionals received $19 a month. Average workers were paid $16 and laborers toiled for $12 a month. This was unpopular in camp and a subject of unrest - the change was made to all average workers and laborers were paid $16 a month. In the hospital internee surgeons were paid $19 a month working next to caucasian doctors earning $400 a month. this was the way it was. Anglos school teachers taught for $200 a month and their Japanese-American counterparts received $16. There were not many Japanese-Americans with teaching degrees because in the 1930'3 they were not hired so many with college degrees, teaching, engineering, law went back to work on the family farms and businesses. In camp these folks would teach their specialties without a teachers certificate because this was the way it was.
Filmed and edited by Anders Tomlinson. Produced by Anders Tomlinson and Jimi Yamaichi. ©2013 Anders Tomlinson and Jimi Yamaichi, all rights reserved.