Oral History Interview with Jerry Enomoto and Dorothy Enomoto
Jerry Enomoto, Nisei male, born January 24, 1926 in San Francisco, California. His father and two sisters remained in Japan which precluded family relationships with them. Jerry and his mother lived in San Francisco when they were evacuated in 1942; he was eighteen. They went to Tanforan Assembly Center, then Tule Lake where he graduated from high school. He attended Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, served in the military and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Welfare. Jerry was a counselor at San Quentin prison; became the first California Asian Director of Corrections and the first Assistant American U.S. Marshal, Eastern District of California. He held many Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Board positions and was National JACL President 1966-1970. Dorothy Enomoto, African American female, born 1926 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the granddaughter of slaves and a classmate of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Booker T. Washington Senior High School. They shared Valedictorian honors at graduation. Dorothy is a former Deputy Director of Corrections for the State of CA. The Enomotos married in 1972, second marriages for both.
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