Interview with Mamoru Yamasaki, session 1 of 2 (11/27/1989)

Interview with Mamoru Yamasaki conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren Nishimoto on November 27, 1989 at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol in Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Maui state senator in territorial and state legislatures discusses his childhood in Paia; life in the plantation camps; experiences working as a stevedore on the docks and as a flag man for Kahului Railway; labor organizing and union membership during WWII; the 1949 longshoreman strike; Jack Hall and the Smith Act; his 1958 run for territorial house and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's (ILWU) support of his candidacy. Interview spans 6 videotapes.

Languages: English


  • Public affairs

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