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Talk story with Mitsue "Butch" Thompson and Noboru "Pinhead" Shimabuku 4/23/96

Talk story with Mitsue "Butch" Thompson and Noboru "Pinhead" Shimabuku with Chris Conybeare recorded on April 23, 1996 for 1946: The Great Hawaii Sugar Strike project. This interview focuses on when they started working for the plantation store, what they did, who was the boss, and how Shimabuku met his wife. They also talk about being ready to join the union because of racism and abuse they faced from the boss. Also includes shots of plantation houses and stores narrated by Shimabuku.

Languages: English

Genres

  • Public affairs

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